Royal Bank of Scotland does not offer Home Reports or house surveys. The information below is guidance only. This guidance is only relevant for buying property in Scotland, where the Home Report/surveying process is different to the rest of the UK.
What is a Home Report?
Most properties being sold in Scotland require a Home Report which includes a Single Survey, an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and a Property Questionnaire.
Sellers are usually obliged to provide a copy of the Home Report to any prospective buyer. If a seller doesn’t provide you with a home Report where required, you can contact your local council’s trading standards services
The Home Report itself is produced by a Chartered Surveyor who is a member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and should be a registered surveyor.
How much is a Home Report?
On average, a Home Report costs between £585 and £820 according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. The costs will vary depending on the size of your home and the surveyors that you decide to use.
Who organises a Home Report?
What is included in a Home Report?
The Single Survey
The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
The Property Questionnaire
Who carries out a home report?
For the first two parts of the Home Report, the Single Survey and the Energy Performance Certificate, you will need to employ the expert service of a RICS Chartered Surveyor.
My property is in England/Wales, how do I arrange a survey?
Whilst a Home Report is only available for properties in Scotland, you can arrange home survey by contacting a surveyor on the RICS website.
Alternatively, you can contact our partners Legal and General on 0345 200 2046 or visit the L&G website.