DIY Jobs to Improve your Home’s Energy Efficiency for a Home Report
It has been a legal requirement to get a home report survey on any house being sold in Scotland since 2008. A home report provides prospective buyers with useful information on a property so they can make a well-informed decision before putting in an offer. There are three main parts to a home report: Single […]Read More
Which Property Survey Should I Get?
When you are buying or selling a property in Scotland it is a legal requirement that you get a property survey carried out. This survey should be supplied to the buyer so that they are aware of the details of several different aspects of the property. In Scotland, there are, however, three different types of […]Read More
Tips for Getting Your Home Valued in Scotland
Why might someone want to know the value of their home? There are many reasons, but most often they’re deciding whether they should sell it or not. House prices fluctuate, so homeowners can choose the right time to sell their home based on its current market value. One way that homeowners in Scotland can get […]Read More
What Property Survey Do I Need for my House?
Do you need a property survey? In that case, you need a Chartered Surveyor. Property surveys can be used for a whole range of purposes. Sometimes, they are requested because someone requires specific information about a property. Other times, they are obtained to fulfil a legal requirement, for example, during a property sale. There are […]Read More
Protecting Your Scotland Home From Climate Change
Global warming is having a devastating impact on our planet and causing environmental issues all around the world. As climate change worsens, the effects will become more severe. In a recent high-level meeting on climate change and sustainability, experts warned that we have just over a decade to prevent climate change from causing irreversible damage. […]Read More
Selling Your Home? The Surveys You Need To Know About
Selling your house is exciting and you probably can’t wait to move out and get into your new home. However, selling a house is not always straightforward and many people find the process complex and confusing. If you’re considering selling or you’ve already started the process, then here are the key steps and surveys you […]Read More
What is a Single Survey?
A single survey is designed to provide buyers in Scotland with more information on the condition of a property before making an offer. It is one of the three documents included in a home report. If you are planning on advertising your house on the property market, then you must obtain a home report. This […]Read More
What You Need To Know About Property Questionnaires
There are a lot of different things to consider when you are buying or selling a property. If you are selling, then you will need to obtain a home report unless your property meets certain criteria e.g., a new build. A property questionnaire is the third document within a home report and must be completed […]Read More
What Current Housing Costs Mean For The Scottish Property Market
Whilst business in the vast majority of sectors and industries has slowed, the housing market in the UK has really bucked the trend, registering a steady increase in house prices across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. According to the ONS, average house prices in the UK increased by 8.5% in December in 2020. Average […]Read More
Living in Glasgow: A Home Seller’s Guide
You may find the process of selling your Glasgow home a little daunting, especially if you’ve never done it before. There are many important steps to be considered, and timing can be an issue, especially now with lockdown restrictions adding extra uncertainty. We’ve compiled a short guide to make sure you’re ticking all the boxes. […]Read More
The Conveyancing Process in Scotland
Understanding the fundamentals of conveyancing can be a little overwhelming for ordinary people attempting to buy or sell a house in Scotland – or both! The process is a little different from the one in England and Wales, and solicitors typically play a bigger role in proceedings, so we’ve put together a rough outline of […]Read More
The Costs of Selling Your House in Scotland
If you live in Scotland and are considering putting your house on the market, there’s certainly a lot to think about, Covid complications aside. Though your solicitor will have plenty of information for you, we’ve compiled a list of some of the costs you can anticipate when selling a property in Scotland, so you’re prepared. […]Read More
How to Find a Home Report In Scotland?
Since the introduction of home reports in Scotland in 2008, homeowners who are selling their property are now legally obliged to produce a home report to potential buyers within 9 days of them requesting one. Failure to comply with the law can result in a £500 fine and will prevent the sale from taking place. […]Read More
Selling your House: Attracting the Best Buyer
Our homes are one of our most treasured possessions. Most of us have saved up to buy one, held down jobs that we might dislike to be able to pay the mortgage, and put a life’s worth of work into making our house our own – one which works well for us and looks good […]Read More
Who needs to pay for a new Home Report?
Selling your home involves various costs and requirements. According to the UK government, the process of selling your home usually takes 2 – 3 months. If you live in the UK and want to sell your property, a crucial and compulsory requirement is obtaining a home report. A home report provides potential buyers with important […]Read More
What to Consider When Selling Your House
Selling your property and then moving can be very stressful. It can also be a very long process; 51.8% of homes are not sold within the first 10 months of being on the market. Moving and selling your home doesn’t always have to be such a long and stressful experience. We are here to try […]Read More
Top Tips to Get the Best Price for Your Property in Scotland
If you are selling a property in Scotland you want to make sure that you get the best price possible. You can choose to market your property for a fixed price or encourage bids by advertising the property as “offers above” or “offers around”. Your solicitor will advise you which is the best option. Whichever […]Read More
House Hunting in Scotland – How does the system work?
The house buying process in Scotland is slightly different to the rest of the UK. If you are buying a property in Scotland you need to have a good understanding of the process in order to make getting the property you want as straightforward as possible. Let’s take a look at the different aspects of […]Read More
Do I need a home report if selling privately in Scotland?
Home reports were introduced by the Scottish government back in 2008. The aim of the reports is to provide a level of transparency to the property sale process. If you are selling your home in Scotland, you need to make sure that there is a home report in place. It’s a common misconception that home […]Read More
Choosing the right home report provider
Any house purchase or sale is important, and it’s vital that all the correct steps are followed, to ensure that the sale goes through as expected. If you live in Scotland, one of the steps that needs to be completed when a property goes up for sale, is the compilation of a Home Report. The […]Read More
The Scottish Property Market: A Snap Shot
There’s a hopeful outlook coming out of the Scottish Property Market at present. If we take a snap shot of what’s happening in 2018, the market looks sturdy, with increases and prospects leading the way. Current expectations for the Scottish market is higher than it is for housing in the rest of the UK, and […]Read More
Home Reports: Helping Buy and Sell Property
Scotland introduced Home Reports back in 2008: an initiative implemented by the government whereby a pack of documents are provided to home buyers. If you are selling a property in Scotland, a home report must be completed, and this consists of three components provided to potential buyers: a single survey an energy report and […]Read More
How long does a Home Report stay valid?
So, you’ve decided to sell your house – congratulations! if you’ve been out of the property market for a while, or not sure of the latest processes, what do you do next? The main priority for you is to commission a Home Report. In a nutshell, a Home Report is the key marketing guide to […]Read More
How did home reports come about?
The requirement to obtain a home report when selling a residential property in Scotland is legislation still in its infancy. The new policy about requiring a housing report can be confusing to established property owners who were used to the old marketing system. Having to comply with new red tape can leave them feeling frustrated. […]Read More
What you need to know about Home Reports
Why do I need a home report? Are you thinking of putting your home on the market, and been told you need a home report? As this a recent legislation change it can be confusing and you may not know what a home report is or why you need one. This article will guide you […]Read More
Why do I need a home report?
Whether you are looking to sell a property and need to give prospective buyers all of the information they need, or looking to buy and are keen to know more information about a property, a Home Report can be an essential tool. Before 2010, a Home Information Pack (HIP), was the best way to […]Read More