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What is a Home Report?
If you plan to sell a property on the market, it is a legal requirement to have a Home Report first. It outlines all the details about your property, the overall condition, energy performance and a mortgage valuation report.
What’s Included in a Home Report?
There are four main areas included in a Home Report:
- Property Questionnaire which is completed by the person selling the house. This explains the current ownership and any useful information about the property such as council tax band, parking arrangements, central heating and alterations made.
- Single Survey assesses the property’s condition. This must be carried out by a RICS-registered surveyor and gives each part of the house a Category.
Category 1: No immediate action or repair is needed.
Category 2: Repairs or replacement requiring future attention, but estimates are still advised.
Category 3: Urgent repairs or replacement are needed now. Failure to deal with them may cause problems to other parts of the property or cause a safety hazard. Estimates for repairs or replacement are needed now.
- Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). This gives a rating of the energy efficiency of the property and provides recommendations for improvement.
- DM Hall Home Reports normally include a Mortgage Valuation Report (MVR).
A Home Report with DM Hall
Widely accepted by all mainstream lenders, our expertise covers all areas of Scotland. We know the local markets in-depth and can prepare the highest quality Home Reports, which are independent and accurate. We don’t believe in hidden charges. From the outset, we are upfront about the costs involved and everything that’s included. Our competitive rates also include the Mortgage Valuation Report, which saves headaches and uncertainties down the road. With local knowledge, a strong reputation, and excellent relationships with estate agencies and solicitors; it’s safe to say you’re in reliable hands with DM Hall.
Preparing Your Property for a Home Report
To get the best from your home report, it’s worth considering maintenance and repairs beforehand:
- Repair any damaged rainwater goods
- Replace loose/broken slates and tiles
- Check flat roofs for damage and leakage
- Is the rendering in good condition?
- Is your window, door, and eave joinery in good order?
- Do you have an electrical test certificate?
- Has your boiler been serviced within the last 12 months?
- Is the property tidy and presentable?