What is a Property Survey? | Home Report Scotland
A property survey, or home report, can make all the difference when it comes to selling a home. Home buyers will likely have plenty of questions to ask about properties they wish to buy, in which case, it is important that sellers, agents and other parties involved are ready to answer them.
Buyers will request a home report to take a closer look at properties.
Chartered surveyors will be able to act on behalf of sellers to ensure that full details on what buyers can expect from a property are fully documented and easy to find.
But what exactly does a property survey do?
Property Survey Details
A property survey is a full analysis of a home or building when it is put on the market for public sale. In Scotland this is called a Home Report.
It is a legal requirement for details to be offered to the public so that they can make a fair decision before entering into a sale.
The role of a property surveyor is to research a property as much as possible.
They may consider the history of the land a home is built on, the current condition it is in, as well as further information on what a buyer can expect from ongoing repairs and upkeep. Sometimes, very little information will be needed at all.
However, for buyers’ peace of mind, and for full disclosure, a report still needs to be filed.
Who Needs to File a Property Survey?
In some cases, estate agencies and selling agents will be able to make arrangements for property surveys on the behalf of buyers.
However, in many cases, sellers and property owners will need to make such arrangements themselves.
If this is you, don’t worry!
Property surveying is easy to arrange and can be carried out at short notice.
Home Report Scotland will be able to handle all the necessary paperwork and will make arrangements with local chartered surveyors from Harvey Donaldson & Gibson to ensure that a full and thorough inspection is carried out.
What Do Buyers Need to Know?
If a buyer is going to pay the full asking price on a property, they will likely want to know more about what it will cost them to run the household.
This means you need to be clear on accessibility, potential maintenance fees, energy ratings and more besides. Once a full report is filed, which should be actioned as soon as possible after a request is made, you can then get on with the finer points of the sale.
If you’re selling your home, don’t leave your buyers in the dark.
No matter how you may be involved in a house sale, make sure to get the necessary details for the property down in writing.
Trust our chartered surveyors to file all the details you’ll need to comfortably complete your sale.
Call 0141 227 6198 now to speak to a friendly member of the team at Home Report Scotland.