Call us today on 0141 552 9193
GLP News

News, Comment & Opinions on the latest legal stories

Glasgow Law Practice White

Practice made perfect

Scots make their homes more ‘saleable’

Scottish home owners are improving their property, without spending a fortune, to give them the advantage in a buyers’ market, says RICS Scotland.

A quarter of sellers are getting their homes in the best possible condition before a Home Report is carried out by, amongst other things, finishing DIY projects, clearing guttering and tidying shared areas. This helps them get better ‘scores’ in their Home Report, which can help make their property more appealing to buyers.

RICS Scotland asked surveyors at the 10 biggest residential surveying firms in Scotland whether home owners had made improvements before the Home Report was carried out.

The chartered surveyors questioned also reported that 90% of sellers accept the Home Report as a positive part of the selling process and use it as a marketing tool. In addition 90% agreed that the asking price set by the vendor is more realistic since the Home Report was introduced in December 2008.

A Home Report is required by law in Scotland for almost all residential properties before being put on the market for sale.