2016-12-01 00:22:54 UTC
property market now works. A friends widow is confused about information
she has been given by different people on selling her marital home. Much
of it seems to be due to new rules brought in by the SNP. She believe
that more new rules started yesterday on November 30th.
She has been to estate agents and lawyers who all tell her that they
have a £1000 upfront fee and she believes that if she appoints more than
one estate agent (can you do that in Scotland ?) each would also get
separate Home Report costing £400.
For her husbands estate it was valued at £500K. The property a bungalow
was probably built in the late 1920's has been neglected in recent years
but is in a great location and has great potential and has a huge
sloping garden that is around half an acre. The original owner had
returned from India and had it built to his own design with a large
veranda looking over the garden to the Pentlands. As a result the house
is the 'wrong way round' to the road with the front door on the veranda
but they use a door at the side of the house.
It is one of a kind in the area so there is nothing to compare it on the
the market for past sales. When they bought it in the 1950's it was
quite secluded but new builds have taken that away. She says that her
fences now adjoin seven other properties. If a nature lover a new owner
could observe badgers and foxes going about their business.
In the past they had been approached by developers who made silly offers
to buy it or just the garden. Estate agents recently have only valued it
a just over £300K and she says that an SNP tax makes houses worth more
than that impossible to sell. They tell her that it is not suitable for
development as it lies slightly below street level and because of the
I have suggest that she uses a property auctioneer to market it.