What Do Chartered Surveyors Check?

What Do Chartered Surveyors Check?

If it’s your first time selling a property, you may have come across the idea of having surveyors inspect your home. In Scotland, you are legally bound to have a Home Report Survey done before you sell your home. Therefore, it makes sense to seek support from independent inspectors in your area. But what exactly are surveyors going to be looking for when they attend your property?

Home Report Checks

It’s important to remember that the role of a Chartered Surveyor is to fully analyse the value and the saleability of your home. They are completely independent, and therefore they will produce an unbiased and comprehensive guide on what buyers can expect should they choose to purchase a property and move in.

Home reports are generally split into three parts, one focusing on energy efficiency, another on property condition and value, and a third on other issues buyers should know about. The third of these surveys can be supported by a seller as it will comprise of questions they are in a position to answer. The first two, however, will need to be supported by a surveyor.

What Surveyors Actually Do

When you call or book online with Home Report Scotland, we set up a time and date for a chartered surveyor to attend your property. They will then inspect the premises and file a report on what they believe to be important details regarding the condition of your home.

Surveyors will look for structural issues and common problems such as roofing damage, damp, water ingress, wear and tear, damage to fixtures and external features. This means that they will need to conduct thorough checks both inside and out. In any case, it may be a good idea to accompany a surveyor on their inspections so that you can answer any questions they may need answering.

The Purpose of a Home Report

The purpose of a Home Report Scotland or elsewhere is to get a genuine on the condition and value of your home. It is a legal requirement to file a report before you market your property, however, it is generally good practice to make arrangements ahead of time.

A good, honest sale should be backed up by data showing the true value of a property. What’s more, you are going to need to know which areas are in need of attention before a sale goes through. These could affect the value of your property and could impact on whether or not your home stays on the market.

Contact Home Report Scotland

Need a property surveyor to run checks on your home? Call Home Report Scotland today to book an appointment on 0141 227 6198, or book online with ease.