Home Reports were introduced on 1st December 2008 by the Scottish Government under the ‘Housing’ (Scotland) Act 2006. These were introduced in order to provide buyers and sellers with better information about the property, it’s value, it’s condition and energy efficiency. The home report includes a Single Survey, Mortgage Certificate, Energy Performance Certificate and Property Questionnaire. Our Chartered Surveyors are fully qualified to undertake the home report for the seller. The report provides interested parties with detailed information. As mentioned, it contains an Energy Performance Certificate which provides an energy rating for the property and advice as to how the energy efficiency can be improved. The mortgage certificate is provided and can be utilised by any prospective purchaser in order to obtain finance from a mortgage lender. The final section of the home report is a property questionnaire and this provides relevant information about the property and is completed by the seller.
Home Report Costs
The cost of a home report is dependant on the value of the property. Allied Surveyors Scotland Inverness have their own fee scale, based on value. A quote can be obtained by contacting the office on 01463 239 494 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Inverness and Highland and Islands
Inverness continues to be one of the fastest growing cities in Europe with a population of around 79,000 and an expected further increase to around 100,000 by 2035 according to the Highland Council. The city provides a hub for the wider Highlands and Islands with road, rail, harbour and airport links. Inverness is continually ranked highly as one of the top British cities for its quality of life.
Inverness city has recently been boosted by the construction of the new University of the Highlands and Islands which is an excellent facility for education and research. The Inverness economy continues to grow at a steady pace, most notably in tourism, energy, life sciences and food & drink.
The Highlands and Islands region covers a large area extending to approximately 15,000 sq miles which is more than half of Scotland. Allied Surveyors Scotland cover this area with offices in Inverness, Dingwall, Elgin and Fort William. The Inverness property market had a strong 2015 and this has continued into 2016 with positive sales in all sectors of the market. Local agents are confident that supply will continue to meet demand and the outlook remains generally positive.
Allied Surveyors Scotland Inverness has been around for 65 years and keeps abreast of all market activity and harnesses sales evidence from all the relevant sale databases and local agent relationships. The office has a team of surveying professionals with a wealth of experience locally and are able to provide accurate reports in a quick and professional manner.