home reports - Scotland

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Anyone selling a property in Scotland requires a Home Report – it's the law!

what is a Home Report?

It is a set of documents that give detailed information about the condition and value of a property, including its energy efficiency. By law, all properties put on the market in Scotland will have to be marketed with a Home Report. Home Reports have been introduced by the Government to encourage a fairer and greener housing market, by giving buyers information about the property before offers are made and expenses incurred.

what will a Home Report contain?

A Home Report must contain three important documents, namely: 

  • single survey – carried out by a surveyor and detailing the condition and value of the property. It will also include information about the accessibility of the property (wheelchair access, number of steps etc).
  • property questionnaire – completed by the seller to give potential buyers useful information about the property including the Council Tax band, car parking arrangements and any major alterations, additions or extensions to the home.
  • energy report – a survey or will rate the energy efficiency of the property and its carbon emissions on a scale of A-G, just like the charts shown on new fridges and washing machines. The report will also indicate likely fuel costs and suggests ways to improve efficiency and help the environment.

what about properties already on the market before 1 December 2008?

At the current time, homes already on the market before 1 December 2008 are exempt.

will any properties be exempt from having a Home Report?

There are only very limited number of circumstances where a Home Report will not be required, for example new homes or properties to be demolished. In the vast majority of cases, properties will need to be marketed with a Home Report. 

why choose us to sell my home and produce the Home Report?

Through our national network of branches, we have been providing Home Information Packs (Home Report equivalent) to our sellers for properties in England & Wales for over a year and we were actively involved in the Government’s trials. You can rest assured we can sell your home and organise your Home Report as quickly as possible to get your property on the market.

If you have any further questions about Home Reports or would like to know more about how we can help market your home, please just call your local office. Here’s a list of our Allen & Harris offices located in Scotland: 

what if I don’t want to have a Home Report?

You or your Estate Agent will be breaking the law if your property is marketed for sale without a Home Report. It is easy to spot which properties are being marketed without a Home Report, and Trading Standards will issue penalty fines to those who break the law.

how do I obtain a Home Report?

The quickest and most convenient way is to ask your Estate Agent to do this. Sequence offer a range of HIP options to suit you. Using the latest technology, Sequence can order the Home Report extremely quickly, and track progress, as all the items are commissioned and then received. As soon as the content of the Home Report has arrived, marketing can commence immediately, without any risk of delay.

I don’t want to pay for a Home Report at the outset – can you help?

With our 'Free Home Report with Home Conveyancing' option, you need not make any payment for the Home Report upfront - Sequence will fund the cost of the Home Report for you, whilst it is on the market with Sequence.  Refer to your agency agreement for full details or speak to your estate agent.

What’s more, if you use Sequence Home Conveyancing to complete the sale of your property, there will be nothing to pay for the Home Report.  Find out what our customers think of our Home Conveyancing service.

 

Ayr  

01292 267 248 

Bishopbriggs  

0141 762 4477 

Bridge of Weir  

01505 612 114 

Burnside  

0141 613 3992 

Clarkston  

0141 620 3393 

Dennistoun 

0141 556 7661 

Dumbarton  

01389 731 314 

Hamilton  

01698 423 159 

Helensburgh  

01436 672 134 

Irvine  

01294 271 151 

Kilmarnock  

01563 528 304 

Newton Mearns  

0141 616 2424 

Paisley  

0141 889 7222 

Shawlands  

0141 649 9011 

Stirling  

01786 462 355 

 

 

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