The Home Report came into force on the 1st December 2008 and has been established for almost 8 years. If you are selling your property, it is mandatory to get a Home report carried out by a RICS Accredited Chartered Surveyor and Domestic Energy Assessor. The documents contained within the Home Report include: Single Survey, Generic Mortgage Valuation Certificate, Energy Performance Certificate and Property Questionnaire. The Home Report only has a shelf life of 12 weeks, and after that time, the owner selling the property will have to arrange for the Home Report to be updated. This, however, only occurs usually when the property is under offer and when someone is committed to buying the property.
We carry out Home Reports in Dunfermline and the surrounding towns and villages including: Kirkcaldy, Levenmouth, Glenrothes, Saint Andrews and Kinross. We cover the whole KY8 postcode and provide Home Reports to a range of clients with different, unique and challenging requirements. In the month of April 2016, we carried out over 125 Home Reports all over the Fife region. Our office is in Dunfermline, however, we have around 50 other offices all over Scotland including: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness. A Home Report can only be carried out by an RICS qualified Chartered Surveyor and most firms will be registered and regulated by the RICS. The Chartered Surveyor will also be on most of the lenders / banks / building societies and a member of the Valuation Registration Scheme. This means the Home Report will be to the highest standard and make the buying / selling process a lot easier.
The town of Dunfermline is situated 3 miles from the Northern Shore of the Firth of Forth. It has a population of approximately 49,706 and up until the late 1600s, the former Royal Burgh acted as Scotland’s capital city. Dunfermline boasts a varied number of differing property types and styles, and in particular, the Duloch eastern expansion is forever growing, providing more options and flexibility for selling / buying in Dunfermline. It is very common for us to receive several Home Report instructions in the eastern expansion of Dunfermline, on a weekly basis.
The property spectrum across Fife varies greatly in terms of age/style/condition/situation, with some having a truly fantastic aspect of the Firth of Forth. For example, we carried out a Home Report over a modern 3 bed flat in Kinghorn, Fife with uninterrupted panoramic views of the Bass Rock and river. Another Home Report carried out over a property in North Queensferry, Fife enjoyed amazing views of the three Forth crossings.
Home Reports Explained
The Home Report cost varies drastically between different companies, however, Allied Surveyors Scotland provides a fair price based on a client’s requirements. Furthermore, as stated earlier, we also include a Generic Mortgage Valuation Report, free of charge, which some firms don’t. This means that someone buying a property in Dunfermline, or other areas of Scotland, can utilise the Mortgage Certificate within the Home Report to obtain a mortgage. The Dunfermline office prices start at £360 (including V.A.T) and vary depending on the initial valuation of the property. Furthermore, in the event that the Home Report expires after 3 months, the selling party will require a Replacement Home Report, as the buyer’s Offer will be subject to this updated Home Report. The Allied Surveyors Scotland Dunfermline office has a standard rate for all Replacement Home Report’s regardless of the valuation and size of the property, which is £80 (including V.A.T).
Home Report Quote Dunfermline
Complete the “Home Report Quotation” form here and we will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your requirements and give you a firm quotation.