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Made your decision? Buy now
 
Made your decision? Buy now
 

Private Surveys


As a buyer in Scotland, you’re entitled to review all the information that’s contained within the Home Report your seller has commissioned to help you decide whether to make an offer to purchase their property. There is no obligation for you to arrange your own independent survey, but you may decide you want to in order obtain independent professional advice. However, if the property you are buying is exempt from the Home Report legislation, then the mortgage valuation arranged by your lender does not provide you with condition information on the property you are looking to purchase. The lender's valuation will only verify the lending criteria the lender has. Only a privately arranged survey commissioned by you will help you decide whether you're making the right choice for your next move.

The table below shows you the main differences between the reports Walker Fraser Steele offers, and gives you a snapshot comparison of the key differences. For more information on each of the private survey products available to home buyers, you can click the links below.

  RICS
Condition
Report
RICS
HomeBuyer
Report
Completed by a qualified Chartered Surveyor dot dot
Suitable for you dot dot
Tells you the condition rating of the property dot dot
Helps you identify possible problems that could help with price negotiations dot dot
Will help you avoid expensive repairs after completion dot dot
Suitable for properties 1850 - to date and standard construction dot dot
Includes:    
An Inspection dot dot
Clear traffic Light ratings dot dot
Highlights parts needing urgent attention dot dot
Advice to your legal advisors dot dot
Professional advice from your surveyor e.g. ongoing repairs and maintenance   dot
Market valuation   dot
Building reinstatement costs for insurance purposes   dot
Ideal for sellers dot  
Aftersales Support:    
Helpline dot dot
Speak to the surveyor after the inspection   dot