Buying

Types of Survey When Moving Home

11 Nov Different Types of Survey When Moving Home

If you’re buying a house, you’re going to need a survey. This can be unfamiliar territory for many. Fear not, help is at hand. Here’s how to choose a surveyor along with a guide to the type of surveys they offer. Essentially there are 3 types of survey.   Valuation...

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House-viewing checklist

22 Oct House Viewing Checklist

House viewing can be fun and exciting, but it’s also one of the biggest purchases in your life. Check out our top tips to ensure you don’t get lost in the excitement of it all. Create a list of what matters Before you arrange to view any...

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Scottish Home Report FAQ’s Part 2

09 Oct Scottish Home Report FAQ’s Part 2

Last week we compiled a list of answers for some of the most frequently asked questions to do with the Scottish Home Report. Here’s part 2. How much does it cost for a home report? There is no set-in-stone answer to this question and it very much...

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Scottish Home Report FAQ’s Part 1

30 Sep Scottish Home Report FAQ’s Part 1

We have compiled a list of answers for some of the most commonly asked questions about Scottish Home Reports. Check back next week for part 2. How long is the home report valid for? There is no official expiry date on Home Report providing that the home...

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Home Buying Process for First Time Buyers

13 Sep Home Buying Process for First Time Buyers

Buying a new home can see a bit daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Have a read of our guide below to get an understanding of the buying process and hopefully make your experience an enjoyable one. These are the steps to becoming a home...

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Property Market Update

28 Aug Scottish Property Market Update

Scottish property market in summary The average selling price in Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and the Borders from May until July 2019 was £256,730. This was a 4.1% increase year on year. Sales volume in these areas over the past three months rose by 8.2%...

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Buying a House in Scotland

29 May Buying a House in Scotland

Buying a house or flat may be the most important financial transaction you’ll ever make. It can be complicated but throughout the process your solicitor can help guide you and offer expert advice. There are 7 steps to buying a property in Scotland, though these steps can vary...

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How to make your home more energy efficient

08 Mar How to make your home more energy efficient

In preparation for selling your home, there are many things you can do to make it more energy efficient and improve EPC rating. Have a look at our energy savings advice to see if there’s anything you could apply in your home. Quick wins Make sure you...

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What is a mortgage valuation?

07 Feb What is a Mortgage Valuation?

A mortgage valuation survey is a brief report carried out by a qualified surveyor to inspect the property you’re looking to buy. It’s specific to the property you’re looking to buy and gives the lender confirmation of the property’s current value, also taking into consideration recently...

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What is a chartered surveyor?

24 Jan What is a Chartered Surveyor?

Prior to buying or selling a property, you’ll possibly never have heard of a chartered surveyor or know what their role is in the purchase/sale process. In this blog post, we will explain all aspects so that you are fully informed. A Chartered Surveyor is a...

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