Scottish Home Reports advice and information

Read our helpful articles about getting a Home Reports in Scotland, including energy reports and property questionnaire when buying or selling a house.

What is included in each survey?

The RICS offers three different levels of survey, each one more specialised or suited for a particular type of home. If you are buying a home, it will be helpful to know what each type of survey includes.

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What happens during a valuation?

Not all surveyors and estate agents will conduct a valuation in the same way, but there are some basic rules that they’ll follow.

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Survey or valuation - which do I need?

You’ve probably heard of surveys and valuations, but what are they and which one do you need?

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How long does a survey take?

If you’ve had a property survey done, you may be eager to get the report back. So how long can you expect to wait?

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HomeBuyers Survey checklist

You've found a home you love, but now you've got to get it checked out. The best way to do that is with a survey.

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What to do after a bad house survey

It’s every home buyer’s worst nightmare. You find the house of your dreams and you’ve put in an offer, but then the survey report reads more like a horror story. It can be disappointing, frustrating and even frightening. But all is not lost! A bad survey can actually be an opportunity to get a better deal.

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Problems your house survey might find

You’ve had the survey completed on your potential home and you want to know if your property is a good investment. Here we’ll let you know what issues a survey might bring up, and how to deal with them.

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What is a property valuation

There are many reasons you might need a property valuation, especially when selling or buying property. Here we explain what a property valuation is, who carries it out, and why you might need one.

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How much does a survey cost?

A survey can save you money on your home - but how much do they cost, and how do you know you're getting a good deal?

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