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Home Reports Scotland

What is a Scottish Home Report?

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

The Single Survey

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

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.

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.

Find out more about a Scottish Home Report >

How to get a Home Report

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

  • Deferred payment options. You can pay for your Home Report when you sell your home1, rather than when you put it on the market. We do sometimes charge a fee for deferring payment.
  • A professionally produced, high quality printed Home Report.
  • A fixed price.
  • No waiting - your Home Report available in days.
  • Online access to your Home Report.
  • What will the assessment involve?

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.

1 Or withdraw from market, or 9 months later, whichever is sooner.

Top tips for making your home more efficient

  • Insulate

    Insulating your roof can help you save up to £250 a year, and loft insulation is effective for at least 40 years.

  • Draught proofing

    You don’t want the warm air to escape from pesky gaps near doors or window, and you don’t want to let the cold air in either. Blocking unwanted gaps could save you up to 10% on your heating bill.

  • Double glazing

    You can reduce the heat leaving your home, as well as the noise entering it, by fitting double glazing. Replacing single glazed windows could help you save up to £175 on your annual heating bills.

  • Lighting

    Saving money on lighting is quick and easy. Look out for energy saving bulbs, and make sure everyone in your household is turning lights off when they leave a room, no matter for how long.

  • Install Renewables

    Solar panels, hydroelectricity and wind turbines all help to generate energy, and you can even earn money by selling the excess energy back. This won’t be an option for everybody though as the initial costs are so high, and you need the right space and environment.

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