Anyone selling a property in Scotland requires a Home Report – it's the law!
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.
A Home Report must contain three important documents, namely:
At the current time, homes already on the market before 1 December 2008 are exempt.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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