There’s a number of costs involved in selling your home, that will need to be taken into account and factored for when budgeting. It’s important to be aware of costs involved before you sell your property so that there are no shock surprises further down the line or half way through the process. If you are buying as well as selling, remember there will be additional costs for that too.
Solicitor Estate Agent Fees
Assuming you are selling your property through an estate agent, they will have fees for advertising your property along with conducting viewings if you have instructed them to do so. They may have deals on packages so shop around. It’s usually advisable to go with a local estate agent as they’ll have better knowledge of the local market and can advise on a price to market your property so that you get the best final sale price.
In Scotland since 2007, anyone selling a property is required to provide a Home Report. The Home Report is available to potential buyers to make them aware of any issues with the property or structural changes, prior to making an offer on the property. The Home Report is made up of three separate documents; Single Survey, Property Questionnaire and the Energy Performance Certificate. For a quote to have a Home Report carried out you can contact us here.
You will need to hire a solicitor or independent licensed conveyancer to deal with the legal aspect of selling your property. You will either charge you a flat fee or a percentage of the value of the property. If you are buying a property at the same time, remember there will be additional fees for the purchase of that property.
Unless you live in a really tiny property or are moving out of your parent’s house and don’t have many belongings to take, it’s work hiring a professional removal company to take care of the move. Shop around and get at least three quotes before choosing a firm to help you.
Andrew MacKenzie is a qualified Chartered Surveyor with over 20 years’ experience within the Scottish Property market. He specialises in all types of residential valuations including Home Reports, Private Valuation reports and Development Appraisals.
Outstanding service and very quick turnaround from Andrew and the team. Would highly recommend this company for anyone requiring a fast, professional and efficient service.
19:27 03 Oct 23
19:11 09 Jul 23
Thank you Home Report Company, the surveyor who was sent over for our house valuation report was great. It was nice to be able to welcome a well-mannered, friendly and professional person to our home.For those looking for chartered surveyors to carry out a home report or valuation, I highly recommend this company. They have been very helpful, polite and punctual - and made life that little bit easier during a difficult time in our family. Thank you again.
james “TechnixJim” F.
06:43 26 Jun 23
I needed a survey done quick and contacted home report company,Andrew came within 2 days,no messing about and got my survey paperwork next day via email,excellent company,thank you andrew.all the best jim.
18:15 23 Jun 23
I have recently instructed the Home Report Company to complete a survey for me. From my first initial enquiry up until receiving my report I have nothing but high praise. I was given a quote, a prompt appointment was made and the survey completed. Andrew, the surveyor, was very professional and also very smiley and reassuring. He went about the survey with minimal intrusion or fuss and he also liked my dog 😊. Highly recommend.
16:47 09 Jun 23
Andrew Mackenzie from home report company did our home report very professional and polite.This is the second time I have used home report company and mr Mackenzie has done both reports.The price charged was very competitive and by far the cheapest I enquired about, I would definitely recommend the home report company for your home report.
15:34 28 Apr 23
10:58 05 Apr 23
Perfect, exactly what we needed to sell our home, very quick, helpful and at an excellent price! Would highly recommend!
21:36 22 Mar 23
Friendly and professional service. Andrew was very professional and answered any questions I had. I received the completed home report the next day, after first receiving the draft version.
Steve “Steve J” J.
10:47 16 Mar 23
Very friendly and helpful surveyor who produced an honest, factual report. Survey was organised very quickly, was reasonably priced (compared to other quotes) and the report was produced quickly after the survey. No complaints!