The Home Report was introduced in Scotland in December 2008. Anyone who puts their property on the market for sale in Scotland must obtain a Home Report which is available for prospective buyers and their agents for the duration that the property is for sale.
There are some exceptions to the rule; new-build properties and any properties where the sale is off-market (no advertising of the property takes place at all). However, these are generally minority cases and most sellers must have the Home Report carried out and available to potential buyers prior to the property going on the market.
If you are a buyer, the solicitor doing the purchase may instruct their own surveyor to carry out a valuation of the property. This is a separate document for the purpose of the lender (if the buyer is borrowing funds to purchase the property) to satisfy their needs that the right the right price for the property is being paid. The mortgage valuation report involves a brief inspection (usually less than 20 minutes) and should not be confused with a survey. The report is for the lender and usually only two or three pages in length.
Sellers are often under the impression that the Mortgage Valuation is part of the Home Report, but the Government states that it is not a requirement to provide it if you are the seller , so be sure that (as the seller) you don’t end up paying a higher price for a Home Report which includes a MVR as lenders will more often than not instruct their own surveyor to carry this out.
We, the Home Report company launched in early 2014 by Andrew Mackenzie who is a Chartered Surveyor. Louise Mackenzie supports Andrew; she brings with her over 10 years’ experience in professional services marketing. The company’s directors are supported by a team of locally trained and knowledgeable Chartered Surveyors, as well as an in-house team to provide our clients with the best customer service.
Here are some of the benefits of having your Home Report(s) carried out by the Home Report Company:
We provide Home Reports across Scotland, including Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Our Home Report costs are based on the property value and location. We offer Home Reports at competitive prices with a quality service. To talk to someone to arrange an up to date quote, you can contact us using this form.
Providing Home Reports is the core of our business as this is what we do best, meaning we can get to you faster than other other firms which carry out several different services and have to find the time to carry out a Home Report usually within business working hours. It also means our turnaround time in getting the relevant documents back to you is far quicker than multiple service providers. This in turns means you’ll generally be able to get your property on the market faster!
We know the majority of our clients work and have busy lives, so we don’t work the regular 9-5. We are open from 8am-10pm Monday to Friday, and 10am-10pm Saturday and Sunday. We also offer early morning, evening and weekend appointments! We want to make sure that we work around your diary and not the other way round.
If you are having any questions about a Home Report or need advice with selling your property, get in touch with us for an informal chat to discuss how we can help. You can call us on 0131 608 0175 or email us at email@example.com
Excellent service, from start to finish. I would highly recommend using the Home Report Company if you're selling a property - admin team are quick to respond to emails (even at the weekend), easy to book an appointment, and altogether offer a seamless service.The surveyor Andrew was exceptionally knowledgeable, thorough, and friendly. Also incredibly fast at finalising the home report.Gold service, very reasonably priced, and would absolutely use again.
22:50 01 Dec 21
The service from start to finish has been excellent, knowledgeable and very fast to ensure we got our property on the market quickly.
BOB SCORED A TAP I.
20:59 27 Nov 21
Sellers really need to seriously consider using this Company for their HR. Brilliant service from the admin team to the surveyor. Couldn't do enough for me and made you feel part of the process.Absolute bargain compared to going through estate agent then local surveyor.Gold star service.Alan Collins
08:58 05 Nov 21
This is my third transaction , I am still impressed with the service, efficiently, professionalism of this Company, highly recommended
19:22 01 Nov 21
Excellent Company for home report in the Scotland. Really very fast and professional. Thanks
18:24 01 Nov 21
Efficient, reliable and timely communication and production of home report for our flat sale.
17:25 08 Oct 21
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17:33 24 Sep 21
Andrew is extremely thorough and knowledgeableWe had two properties and negotiated a good priceAny errors were corrected quickly and without question
19:57 05 Sep 21
GREAT COMPANY ,VERY PROFESSIONAL, EXTREMELY EFFICIENT, RELIABLE ,SECOND DEALINGS, AND NOT DISAPPOINTED , HIGHLY RECOMMENDED