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 type of survey do I need?

Our guide will help you decide what type of house survey you require for the house you are buying.

Surveys, Surveying Process

Plants and trees that your surveyor will check out

It is important to ensure your Chartered Surveyor is aware of any plants and trees that may have structural damage or pose a danger.

Surveys, Plants and Gardens, Surveying Advice

What is a Building Survey?

Find out what a Building Survey (previously a Structural Survey) is with our informative guide.

Surveys, Surveying Process

Why use a RICS surveyor?

Buying a home? Find out how you can benefit from the expert guidance of a RICS Chartered Surveyor for your house survey.

Surveys, Surveying Advice

What is a HomeBuyer Report?

Learn about what a HomeBuyer Report includes and find out when you might need one.

Surveys, Surveying Process

Do I still need a HIP?

No, you don't, but you do need an Energy Performance Certificate if you are selling your home. HIPs were suspended in May 2010 and formally abolished by the Coalition.

Surveys, EPCs

10 steps to improve fire safety in the home

Fire safety is an incredibly important issue, particularly in the family home - read our ten steps to prevent serious house fires occuring

Surveys, EPCs

Guide to conveyancing in Scotland

Moving home in Scotland is a slightly different process to England and Wales. Have a look at our breakdown of the Scottish conveyancing process.

Conveyancing, Scotland