Under consideration PE1957: Home Reports – make surveyors more accountable

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to:

  • ensure surveyors are legally responsible for the accuracy of information provided in the single survey; and

  • increase the liability on surveyors to pay repair bills where a Home Report fails to highlight existing faults in the condition of the property.

Previous action taken

I have contacted my MSP, Christina McKelvie, and my MP, Dr Lisa Cameron.

I have also raised my experience of this issue directly with the surveyor's company who worked on my own house, and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Background information

I purchased a house on the basis that the Home Report Survey did not highlight any areas of the property requiring immediate remedial work. There were/are many faults in the property which were not stated in the home report. The main faults being the hole in the roof, the poor fit of the conservatory roof, and missing gutters/rainwater systems. The surveyor said that the rainwater systems should be checked when it rains, but failed to mention there were NO rainwater systems.

  • Created by Catherine Donaghy
  • Considered from 6 September 2022

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