Archive for the ‘Advice’ Category

At s1homes we don’t think buying a property should be a headache. That’s why we make it as simple as possible for you – including explaining things such as the Home Report. If you’re selling a property in Scotland, the law requires you to provide this document, which presents a comprehensive picture of the property […]

When choosing a home to buy or rent there are many factors to consider. Flat or house? Country or city? And when kids are brought into the mix, this means factoring in their immediate and future needs as a top priority. Let’s take a closer look at the top considerations for all house-hunting families. Schools […]

At s1homes we know that moving to a new home can be tricky. Factors like the cost of the removals, furnishing your new home and making sure everything is set up to settle in, all come into play and can make the process a  bit stressful. If you’re currently searching for a new property to rent or buy, we’d like […]

There are many reasons for wanting to move on from your rental home to a brand-new property from s1homes. Perhaps you’re relocating for a new job or a growing family means you need more space. Whatever the reason, it’s important to end a tenancy agreement correctly. Here’s our easy guide to doing it the right […]

From pesky plants to dangerous drains, buying a home with outdoor space can sometimes be a perilous business. Thankfully, s1homes is here to help with a handy guide to finding the hazards a garden can be hiding. If you can identify these potential pitfalls now, you can get ask the seller to get them properly […]

You can always be certain of finding the best rental properties on s1homes. Unfortunately, sometimes there will be a niggle that needs sorted before you enjoy 100% happiness in your new home. From faulty fixtures to cleanliness, we reveal the top five pet peeves that can rub renters up the wrong way . . . […]

  So you’ve found your dream rental property on s1homes, sorted out sparkling references and you’re ready to sign on the dotted line. Simples! Whoa there! Have you considered just how much your new landlord may be willing to offer you in extras in order to seal the deal? Well, if you don’t ask, you […]

So you want to buy a home? That’s great news. But it’s easy to get carried away after watching repeat episodes of Grand Designs and letting your imagination run riot. Renovating a twelfth-century cottage with reclaimed wood and straw bales . . . easy peasy, right? Alas, this isn’t always the case. So let s1homes […]

  The world of property can be a fast-moving, confusing place, especially if you’re new to it. Thankfully, s1homes is here to help – with the latest low-down on who can help you buy or rent your ideal home. Letting agents Once you’ve found your new property on s1homes, a letting agent can arrange an […]

For most of us a mortgage is likely to be the biggest debt we ever have to pay off. If you come into a lump sum of money – from getting lucky at the bingo or discovering a priceless heirloom in the attic – or land a better paid position via s1jobs, it can be […]

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