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Are you planning on marketing your home for sale in the next 12 weeks? If you are, you will need a Home Report to be prepared. This is a report that consists of three documents: the Single Survey, the Energy Report and the Property Questionnaire. The first two documents must be prepared by professionally accredited experts, just like the ones we have at ‘Home Report For You’.
As well as a report on condition, the Single Survey will also give buyers clear information about the value of your home so that they can make an offer they consider to be realistic to them. In our experience, this helps to cut down on the ambiguity (and stress) of the situation and ensures all parties have a better idea of knowing where they stand.
An accredited expert will also prepare the Energy Report to calculate your home’s energy efficiency rating and environmental impact when it comes to carbon dioxide emissions. When marketing your property, at ‘Home Report For You’, the Energy Report makes recommendations to improve your home’s efficiency and even suggests how to save fuel costs. Any prospective buyers can then feel reassured knowing that an expert has reviewed the property already.
Why do you need a Home Report?
The Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 made it illegal to market a house in Scotland from December 2008 without a Home Report. Since then, anyone who wishes to market their home for sale in Scotland must be able to provide a prospective buyer with a Home Report within nine days of when it is asked for. If you can’t provide the prospective buyer with a Home Report within this timeframe, you risk being fined £500 by your local authority.
It is also a legal requirement that only surveyors registered with or authorised to practise by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors can prepare Single Surveys, and only accredited professionals are allowed to produce an Energy Report (although these can often be done the same person). It’s our role to ensure that all of the surveyors from ‘Home Report For You’ conform with the legal requirements to be able to produce a Single Survey and an Energy Report.
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Why choose Home Report For You?
At ‘Home Report For You’ we guarantee that the Home Report you get from us complies with all the legal requirements including the content and format as well as the fact it is produced by a professional who has all of the legally required qualifications.
With our wide range of surveyors, ‘Home Report For You’ can instruct a surveyor in your area to prepare the Single Survey and Energy Report. By instructing a local professional, we can ensure an accurate and valuable assessment of your property when preparing the Single Survey, which includes a valuation, made all the more reliable with their local knowledge. When it comes to the Energy Report, the details are shown in an easy to understand Energy Performance Certificate which has details such as current and potential efficiency scores.
The last document of the Home Report – the Property Questionnaire – is completed by you as the seller, since this largely depends on your knowledge of your property. However, we can provide a range of assistance when it comes to completing it before being added to the Home Report so you’re not left with any difficult requirements to complete by yourself such as what are the factor details and is it a leasehold property?
We know that Home Reports are an expense when it comes to selling a house, but we also know that a good Home Report is a valuable benefit when it comes to marketing. Aside from the obvious cost benefit of avoiding the £500 fine from your local authority, ‘Home Report For You’ offers competitive pricing for an accurate and comprehensive Home Report. ‘Home Report For You’ also offers a Price Guarantee where we agree that if you can get a lower bona fide quote elsewhere that matches our terms & conditions, we won’t just match the quote, we’ll beat it (see our website or ask us for details). As well as a high-quality product, ‘Home Report For You’ offers you the certainty of a competitive price for your Home Report. We know we are more efficient than other providers and we have fewer overheads which allows us to lower the price for our customers. We’re confident that a Home Report from ‘Home Report For You’ will be the best value that you can get from any provider, that’s why we have a Price Guarantee which means, if you can find a bona fide quote for a Home Report elsewhere for less than a ‘Home Report For You’ quote, we’ll guarantee to beat it (see our website or ask us for details).
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