The Home Report
The Scottish Home Report is an information ‘pack’ which contains details about a residential property which is on the market for sale in Scotland. It should be given to anyone interested in buying that given property. The Home Report is a requirement by law for homes in Scotland ‘marketed’ for sale from 1 December 2008.
If you own a property which is being put up for sale in Scotland, then you must arrange for a Home Report to be prepared. You should contact an Accredited Surveyor who is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) before your home goes on the ‘market’. Your selling agent can also do this on your behalf, if you prefer.
If you are interested in buying a property, you should ask the owner of the property or their selling agent for a copy of the Home Report. By law, anyone genuinely interested in buying a residential property is entitled to receive a copy of the Home Report for that property. Interested buyers must receive it within nine days of asking for a copy.
The Home Report has three distinct parts:
The Surveyor will carry out the ‘Single Survey and Valuation’ and ‘Energy Performance Certificate’ requirement of the Home Report and the ‘Property Questionnaire’ section of the report must be completed by the current home owner.
NB: If your property falls into a category whereby you believe that it does not need a Home Report then a Surveyor can confirm this and provide additional clarity in this regard.
If you have any further questions or comments regarding Home Reports, then please feel free to contact our friendly sales team by telephone on 01414 838836 for Scotland West or 01313 3221084 for Scotland East.
Altenatively, you can also contact us by email via firstname.lastname@example.org.