Home Reports Scotland

What is a Scottish Home Report?

A Scottish Home Report is a pack of three documents that gives buyers a clear picture of the condition of the property for sale:

  1. The Single Survey

    The single survey includes a report about the condition of the property, a valuation of the property, and an accessibility audit for people with particular needs.

  2. The Energy Report

    The energy report shows the energy efficiency of the property and assesses its environmental impact. It will also give recommendations on how to make the property more energy efficient.

  3. The Property Questionnaire

    The property questionnaire is completed by the seller giving an overview of other useful information such as the property’s Council Tax band and alterations that have been made.

In Scotland, sellers are required to commission a Home Report when they sell a home (although there are some exceptions), and must provide potential buyers with a copy when requested. A buyer may also choose to commission a separate survey of their own.

If a property does not have a Home Report when marketed both the seller and the agent risk a fine.

How to get a Scottish Home Report

At Your Move we aim to make your move easier by keeping everything under one roof, and your local branch can help you obtain your Home Report. Our Home Report service includes:

  • A professionally produced, high quality printed Home Report
  • A fixed price
  • No waiting - your Home Report available in days

The surveyor will visit your property and inspect key elements. The top five things a surveyor will be looking for when completing the Single Survey are:

  • Problems with utilities
  • Damp
  • Cracking
  • Problems with the roof
  • Timber defects

For the Energy Report, the assessor will inspect items such as loft insulation, domestic boilers, hot water tanks, radiators and windows.

Please note: It is now a legal requirement for all properties in Scotland to be fitted with sealed battery or main wired fire alarms in specified rooms. These alarms must be interlinked so that if one alarm goes off, all alarms will be activated. Further details are available via the Scottish Government website.


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