The Home Report contains three key documents: a Single Survey, an Energy Report and a Property Questionnaire. Combined, these documents provide details on the condition of the house to prospective buyers and allow an informed decision to be made. Find out more about our Home Reports.

Why have Home Reports been introduced?

Home Reports have been introduced to help monitor and improve the Scottish housing stock and to provide prospective buyers with more detailed information upfront.

The Home Report has significant opportunity to add value to all those within the property chain. The responsibility for preparing a Home Report to offer to prospective buyers lies with the person, or organisation, responsible for marketing the property.

The Home Report is made up of a:

Single Survey

The Single Survey is completed by a surveyor and gives information on the condition and value of a property. It also includes an accessibility audit which will be of particular benefit to people with young children, older people and those with disabilities.

Energy Report

Providing a home’s energy efficiency rating and its environmental impact, the Energy Report is key to reducing global climate change. The Energy Report is completed by a surveyor and provides recommendations for improving energy efficiency. The report contains two graphs representing the current energy rating and demonstrating the possible score the property could gain if improvements were made. These look similar to those found on white goods such as washing machines.

Property Questionnaire

The Property Questionnaire is completed by the seller of the home, probably with the help of their selling agent. It contains information that will be useful to the buyer, their solicitor and the surveyor completing the other elements of the Home Report. Information such as the property’s council tax band and parking facilities are included as well as details about any extensions or building work.

Some Key Facts:

A buyer should be provided with a copy of the Home Report within nine calendar days of requesting it.

The seller will need to meet the cost of the Home Report.

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