Sava Best Practice Standards

Providing support to surveyors & quality assurance for homebuyers

The Sava Best Practice Standards are designed for residential surveyors who want to produce trustworthy and informative condition surveys for their clients.

If you are a residential chartered surveyor (Associate, Members and Fellows of RICS) or a member of CABE or CIOB, or hold the Diploma in Home Inspection or the Diploma in Residential Surveying/Valuation, you can sign up to use the Sava Best Practice Standards to offer the Sava Home Condition Survey (HCS) which uses our own, bespoke software.

You can view the Sava Best Practice Standards here and view a sample HCS report here.

To find out more about training part-time to become a surveyor, please visit our Education section.

"The regular technical bulletins keep Sava members up to date with new developments, technical advice and latest research. It also provides a dialogue where surveyors can give feedback and ask questions to technical experts or indeed the wider surveying community"

Malcolm Scott Mascot Property Services Ltd

Benefits of signing up

Surveyors using the Sava Best Practice Standards for condition surveys will not only benefit from Sava’s reputation as champions in the field of residential surveying services, but also the following:


  • Easy to understand report, full of photos The HCS is a jargon-free, customer-friendly condition report. The HCS does not include a valuation.
  • Intuitive software Easy-to-use report writing software available 24/7, supported by a library of free factsheets that you can add to the report to add value for your client.
  • On demand technical support Access to a dedicated technical support team to answer your queries – whether they are about our software systems or about a HCS.

  • Technical Bulletins and knowledge library You will receive regular copies of our Sava Technical Bulletins keeping you up-to-date on legal, valuation and technical issues around surveying property. You’ll also have access to Sava EDGE, an online technical resource.
  • Monitoring and compliance support We check a proportion of your surveys, feeding back to you any issues where the survey could be improved. This improves the overall quality to your customer, as well as lowering the risk of a claim against you.

Download Issue 32

August 2019 Sava / BlueBox Technical Bulletin

Download Bulletin

How to sign up

To sign up or talk to us about the Sava Best Practice Standards, please get in touch with our team on 01908 442105, or email Alternatively fill in the form below and we will get back to you.