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 includes a report the condition of property, a valuation of the property, and an accessibility audit for people with particular needs.
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 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.
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:
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
Problems with the roof
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.