This is a standard report on the condition and valuation of your home, its energy efficiency and other essential information.
Home Reports will improve the process by providing more information up front to allow buyers to have a greater knowledge about a property before they place an offer.
The Home Report contains three documents:
The Single Survey gives sellers detailed information about the condition and value of a home before it is marketed for sale. The Single Survey includes an accessibility audit that will benefit parents with young children and older people, as well as disabled people.
The Energy Report gives a home's energy efficiency rating and its environmental impact in terms of carbon dioxide emissions.
The Property Questionnaire contains information for home buyers, solicitors and surveyors. It would include, for example: a home's council tax band, parking facilities, any local authority notices that affect it and alterations that have been made to the home.
The law states that from 1 December 2008, anyone marketing a home for sale needs to provide a Home Report to potential buyers.
As a seller, you are responsible for providing the Home Report. Generally, a Chartered Surveyor produces the single survey and Energy Report and you complete the Property Questionnaire.
When you instruct us to sell your property we can immediately arrange for a Home Report to be produced. You will not be able to market your property for sale until the Home Report has been completed.
The cost of the Single Survey and Energy Report depends on the size of your property and is set by the surveyor firms. You will complete the Property Questionnaire yourself so there will be no charge. Once we have arranged for a Home Report to be produced, a Chartered Surveyor will contact you direct to confirm the cost of production and outline the various payment methods and options available. Payment for the Home Report will be made to the Chartered Surveyor.
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