Whether it’s Bathgate or Breich, Livingston or Linlithgow, Shotts or Harthill, West Calder or East Calder a Home Report is required for every marketed residential property for sale in West Lothian and North Lanarkshire. Allied Surveyors, Bathgate provides Home Reports to enable you to buy and sell your property. Allied Surveyors, Bathgate have had a West Lothian presence for over 20 years and our team of RICS qualified registered valuers has in-depth local knowledge and years of experience.
The Home Report contains 4 documents:
1. Single Survey
This contains an assessment by a locally based Surveyor of the condition of your home, a valuation of the current market value and an accessibility audit for people with particular needs.
2. Energy Performance Certificate
This contains an assessment by a Surveyor of the energy efficiency of your home and its environmental impact. It also recommends ways to improve the homes’ energy efficiency.
3. Mortgage Valuation
This is essential to enable buyers to get a mortgage on the property from lending institutions. Allied Surveyors, Bathgate are on most lenders mortgage panels.
4. Property Questionnaire
This is completed by the Seller of the property and contains extra information about the house e.g. council tax banding, alterations and factoring costs.
Who Needs A Home Report?
All Sellers who are actively marketing a residential property need a Home Report and have to provide a Home Report within 9 days of being requested by a prospective Buyer. There are exceptions and these include new homes, newly converted premises and Right to Buy homes.
How Much Does A Home Report Cost?
Allied Surveyors, Bathgate’s Home Reports are delivered on the OneSurvey system, an on-line tool which allows you to manage and monitor your Home Report.
Comments on the Local Market
Currently, the local market is experiencing an imbalance between supply and demand. Demand for well presented family sized homes in Bathgate, Livingston, Whitburn, Armadale, Linlithgow, Bo’ness and the Calders is far outstripping supply. This is resulting in such properties selling within a matter of days in some cases and is also causing an increase in prices as too many buyers chase too few properties. Furthermore, this is causing a ripple effect to some of the smaller villages such as Fauldhouse, Longridge, Harthill and Blackridge. After a long period of stagnation, these areas and other s like them, are now seeing an increase in market activity.
Get a Home Report Quote Today
Complete the “Home Report Quotation” form here and our local office will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your requirements and give you a firm quotation.