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mortgagevaluation report as well, although this is not a legal requirement. The purpose of a home report is to provide you, the potential buyer, with upfront information about the condition of the property, enabling you to make an informed decision.

They are available at no cost to you through the seller’s estate agent. Single surveyBy law the single survey must be carried out by a chartered surveyor who is a member of the RICS.

It provides detailed information on any problems with the property, how urgently those problems need to be repaired, plus how accessible the property is for disabled people.

The single survey will also state the current value of the property Visit Our Website for More Detailed Information About Your Property Report. 'Right to buy' homes; Seasonal and holiday accommodation which, legally, can .

Energy performance certificateThis part of the home report rates the energy efficiency of the property from A-G.

It will also provide practical guidance on how to improve the property’s energy efficiency 10 May 2017 - This report looks into the impact of the first year of the Buy Social Corporate Challenge - a ground-breaking initiative seeing some of the UK's .

Property questionnaireThe property questionnaire is filled out by the seller and includes details of useful and practical information for the buyer, such as council tax band, utilities suppliers and parking arrangements.

Mortgage valuation reportThe mortgage valuation report, or MVR, is sometimes included in the home report for the buyer to take to their mortgage lender We'll investigate and try to resolve instances of inappropriate buying or selling. If you encounter something that breaches our policies, want to know about it..

Do all residential properties require a home report?No, there are some exemptions, which we have listed here: Homes already up for sale before 1st December 2008Brand new homes sold ‘off plan’ or recently completedNewly converted premises where a property converted to a home has never been used in its converted state'Right to buy' homesSeasonal and holiday accommodation which, legally, can only be lived in for up to 11 months of the year (please note that this does not include second homes or holiday cottages that could be used all year)A portfolio of residential properties, i. a group of homes that will be sold in one transactionMixed homes where the home is sold as part of the business, such as a farmhouse or a flat above a shopDual use of a dwellinghouse where the home is, or forms part of, a property most recently used for both residential and non-residential purposes, for example a commercial studio where the owner also lives in the propertyProperties deemed unsafe and dangerous for people to live inProperties to be demolished which have both the consents needed for demolition and consents obtained for redevelopmentFor information on all aspects of the home report, please click here to contact the residential sales team at Rettie & Co. More detailed guidance can also be found on the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) website and the Scottish Government website.