The process differs slightly in Scotland
1. Request the Home Report.
If you viewed the property and loved it, it’s time to request the Home Report from the seller. A Home Report (which is provided free of charge to the buyer) contains three elements:
the single survey which assesses the condition of the property;
the energy report which gives the property an energy efficiency rating;
and the property questionnaire which gives an overview of other useful information such as the property’s Council Tax band and alterations that have been made.
2. Note your interest.
If you want to proceed after seeing the Home Report, it is usual to ask your solicitor to note your interest to the seller’s estate agent. Once this has been done your interest will be noted and you will be advised if a closing date is arranged.
3. Offer accepted.
If the seller accepts your offer, their solicitor will send a qualified acceptance letter to the buyer's solicitor.