How long does it take to sell a house in Scotland?

When thinking about embarking on an action such as selling a house, you may come to wonder how long exactly a process like this can take, if your house is situated in Scotland.

There are many factors which can possibly lengthen the process between marketing the house to completion of the sale. Here at FastCash4Houses, we want to ensure that you are well equipped when starting this venture. This is why, we have created a short guide of the process you’d ought to expect when selling a house in Scotland and we have also noted information on how long you should expect the process to take and tips on making the process more efficient.

The Home Report

Specifically, when selling a house in Scotland, a document called a ‘Home Report’ is required. This document must be compiled within 28 days of you marketing the house, additionally, if any prospective buyers request to see this report, it should be made available to them in no more than 9 days. Failure to comply can result in a staggering £500 penalty charge and the prospective buyers are within their rights to report the attempted sale of the house to Trading Standards. Because of the components involved within the report, only a Chartered Surveyor can complete it and the process of looking for a surveyor and arranging an appointment for them to come out to assess the property can vary. Due to this, it is advisable to obtain the report as soon as possible if your aim is to sell the house soon.

Another element to take note of is the fact that the Home Report is a combination of 3 sets of data; a single survey report, an energy performance certificate (EPC) and a property questionnaire. If you find that you are not already in possession of an EPC, obtaining one can take up to 2 working days after you have completed an information form either online or over the phone.

Marketing The Property

Finding the best avenue to sell your property through can be confusing. Whether you’re thinking about using an estate agent or selling your house online, understandably your main priority will be to focus on which avenue takes the least bit of time. Truthfully, whether your property is situated in Scotland or in another part of the UK, FastCash4Houses are the most efficient avenue to choose. We do most of the work for you and offer you a free no obligation cash offer within 24 hours upon you informing us of some basic details.

We cut out the fees and the lengthy processes involved with estate agents and instead provide you with up to 100% of your properties value and do so fast and with fixed timelines.

Moving Out

Once you have received an offer and are happy to go ahead with it, you’ll need to remove all of your belongings from the property. Depending on the size of your property, the time it can take to pack your possessions will vary. Realistically, it’s best to start packing as soon as you are ready to put your property on the market to avoid any last-minute packing stress. Start packing things you haven’t used in a few months away first and then when the time comes where the contracts are drawn up, aim to have your property cleared out fully. Also, for curtsey for the new tenants; leave a little time in between handing the keys over to give the property a quick clean.

All in all, if you have any more queries at all, you can have a read through our other FAQ’s at Or, if you’d prefer, you can get in contact with us to speak to a member of our team directly on 01204 294356 or [email protected].

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