Every residential property brought to the market in Scotland requires a Home Report by law. Graham and Sibbald’s team of highly experienced Chartered surveyors are experts at preparing the Home Report document and our network of offices across Scotland ensures that we have the skill and local knowledge to provide clients with an efficient, high quality and cost effective service.
A Home Report is instructed by the seller of the property or their agent and consists of three mandatory documents (a single survey, an energy report and a property questionnaire) together with a mortgage valuation report which, importantly, allows the report to be utilised by any prospective purchasers’ lender. We can provide all of these and our Home Reports are accepted by all major lenders which means that your purchaser can rely on our report to secure mortgage funding.
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Everything we do is designed to add value and make your life easier. We’ll work closely with you to provide a bespoke solution to your specific needs. Our Home Report services include:
A Single Survey provides an assessment of the condition of the home being sold. It contains information on areas where repairs are needed. It also includes an accessibility information section, together with a market value and insurance valuation of the property. These surveys are carried out by our highly experienced surveyors.
Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)
An EPC gives information on how energy efficient a building is and sets out cost-effective ways in which it can be improved. An EPC must be provided to any prospective buyer or tenant when a property is sold or rented. We have specially trained surveyors in each of our offices who prepare EPCs.
These questionnaires are completed by the seller. They contain extra information about the home being sold, such as Council Tax banding and factoring costs that will be useful to buyers. You can download the document from the Scottish Government website. We can provide advice and assistance if needed.
Mortgage Valuation Reports
The mortgage valuation section of the Home Report summarises the information contained within the Single Survey and importantly allows the report to be used by a prospective purchasers lender. We can provide these reports to accompany a Home Report or as a stand-alone document.
Home Reports can be provided through our own unique GS Home Report platform or prepared in a way that suits your estate agent’s requirements.
We are a trusted name in the market, acting for all major Building Societies, Banks and Lending/Financial Institutions and are listed on all the major lenders’ panels. Our valuations, surveys and other reports are recognised and accepted by all key mortgage providers.
Our Residential Surveying team includes some of the most experienced Valuers and Surveyors in the business. Our team are all highly trained, and are registered to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Thanks to this expertise, we can provide the highest level of service excellence. We offer competitive rates and comprehensive coverage across Scotland, through our network of local offices.
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