It can be one of the most stressful tasks around, buying a home. Before the purchase can be completed, there are lots of issues you need to think about. Don’t just go ahead and make an offer on the house, look at the home report so you know any structural issues and the overall history of the property. The home report will also enclose an energy report, a survey and a property questionnaire which needs to be commissioned by the current home owners.
Homes that don’t need home reports by law are new builds, right to buy homes and properties that have been transformed into a residential.
If the property has been on the market for a long time then it’s normal in Glasgow and the rest of the UK so you could get a bargain if you hunt long enough.
When you decide to put an offer in on a home, your legal team will do this on your behalf. Bare in mind that ‘offers over’ mean that not only should your bid on the home be over a certain about, there will be a cut off date for accepted bids.
So your bid has been accepted by the home owner. On the date of entry to the property, this is the date you transfer the whole amount to the home owner. Only new build properties need to be paid before the date of entry.
There’s lots to think about when purchasing a home, from making sure it’s in the right area, making sure your finances are in order, making sure the home you choose is right, ticking all the legal boxes etc. It can be a stress but it’s all worth it when you finally get into your own space.
if you’re looking to buy a new home, or looking for your very own new house build, there’s tons of great companies to choose from in Glasgow and furtherafield.