If you’re buying a home you should have a survey done before you enter into a contract. In Scotland, you will have access to a Home Report which includes a single survey, valuation, EPC and property questionnaire. The Home Report is commissioned by the seller, but can be relied upon by the purchaser.
A survey can actually save you money. If there are problems, you can often re-negotiate the sale price of the home to reflect the cost of necessary repairs – or you may even decide you don’t want to buy it at all. If you’re selling a home a survey can help you secure the agreed price and protect the sale. In Scotland, the law requires you to obtain a Home Report. Your surveyor will report on all the parts of the home that can be easily reached and seen in accordance with terms of engagement agreed with you beforehand.
Please contact us to have a chat about which report is most appropriate for your needs.
If you’re interested in making structural changes to your home or you think there may be a damp or dry rot problem, we will be able to advise you about this too. Their report is designed to help you make a more informed decision. Costs vary according to which type of survey you have, but all can offer reassurance for yourself and your lender.
These are the areas which are examined in a house survey, the exact elements included will depend on your choice of report.
Elements of a RICS Condition Report
Feel free to give us a call to discuss your exact requirements.