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This website is the property of Next Home of Argyll House, Quarrywood Court, Livingston, West Lothian EH54 6AX. By using this website you agree that you consent to and are bound by the following terms and conditions:

 

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2) You must inform the third party that all the Terms and Conditions set out herewith apply to him/her and that he/she is bound by them.

This licence to re-copy does not permit incorporation of the material or any part of it in any other work, publication, or website whether in hard copy or electronic or any other form. In particular (but without limitation) no part of Next Home website, including but not limited, to photographs, property details, virtual tours and/or floorplans may be distributed or copied for any commercial purpose. You may not frame this website without the express consent of Next Home.

The Land Registry data is Crown copyright and is reproduced with the permission of Land Registry under delegated authority from the Controller of HMSO.

 

DISCLAIMER

Next Home takes all reasonable care to ensure that the information contained on this website is accurate, however, we cannot guarantee its accuracy and we reserve the right to change the information on this website (including these terms and conditions) at any time. You must therefore check these terms and conditions for any such changes each time you visit this website.

Next Home makes no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to this website or the content contained on it, including any text, graphics, advertisements, links or other items. Further more, neither Next Home nor any other contributor to this website make any representation or gives any warranty, condition, undertaking or term either expressed or implied as to the condition, quality, performance, accuracy, fitness for purpose, completeness or freedom from viruses of the content contained on this website or that such content will be accurate, up to date, uninterrupted or error free. Nothing on this website shall be regarded or taken as financial advice.

 

LAW

The user confirms that the terms and conditions and use of this website shall be governed by the laws of Scotland and that any and all disputes arising therefrom shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts.

 

DATA PROTECTION ACT 1998

Next Home respect and value the security and privacy of those of its contacts. Next Home follows strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of personal information in order to prevent unauthorised access. Personal Data is held on our contacts and administration database either because of work we have undertaken or are currently engaged in, or because we believe that clients may be interested in receiving material from us about our business and services. As such we hold client contact details and the history of our client relationship. This allows us to manage our client relationships effectively and target items of interest so that you do not receive unwanted material through the post.

In accordance with your rights under the Act, you may request the amendment of the personal information held or to cease receiving direct marketing materials. Next Home does not sell, rent or deal in the personal information we hold. Information may, in the ordinary course of business, move between Next Home, its associated companies and to our contractors, which may involve the transfer of data outside the European Economic Area.

 

GEOLOCATION

Certain devices can detect your approximate location, via latitude and longitude. The accuracy of this data is not in the control of Next Home. If this feature is requested, Next Home will prompt you to provide your permission to access your location data for the purposes of providing you with results or directions based on your current location. You can disable location settings within your browser or app.

 

HOW TO CONTACT NEXT HOME

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INDEMNITY

You acknowledge that you are solely responsible for the use to which you put this website and all the results and information you obtain from it and that all warranties, conditions, undertakings, representations and terms whether expressed or implied, statutory or otherwise are hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Save in respect of liability for death or personal injury arising out of negligence or for fraudulent misrepresentation, we and all contributors to this website hereby disclaim to the fullest extent permitted by law all liability for any loss or damage including any consequential or indirect loss or damage incurred by you, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, and arising out of or in relation to or in connection with your access to or use of or inability to use this website.

Whilst we take every care to ensure that the standard of this website remains high and to maintain the continuity of it, we do not accept any ongoing obligation or responsibility to operate this website (or any particular part of it).

If any part of our terms and conditions is deemed to be unenforceable (including any provision in which we exclude our liability to you) the enforceability of any other part of these conditions will not be affected.

These terms and conditions and your use of this website are governed exclusively by Scottish law.

This does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.

Next Home is registered in Scotland (registered number SC264812). Our registered office is at Argyll House, Quarrywood Court, Livingston, West Lothian EH54 6AX.

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Part Exchange

The easy way to sell your home

This developer offers a Part Exchange service which means you can have an offer for your home in just a few days. All you have to do is provide us with details of your property and leave the rest to us. 

We’ll arrange valuations, provide you with a fair market price for your property and once you’ve accepted, we’ll liaise with solicitors to complete the purchase alongside the purchase of your new home. Getting you moving quickly. Your Next Home specialist advisor will be a consistent point of contact throughout the process. We’ll keep you well informed as well as continually offering any help and advice.

Contact our Mortgage Specialist, to discuss the best rates on the market today

Part Exchange is available on selected developments and selected homes only. Subject to status and availability, terms and conditions apply. Please ask us for full details.

Assured Sale

Assured Sale

You can relax knowing that if your current property hasn’t sold before the completion date on your new home, we’ll buy it at an agreed price.

It takes away the worry of selling your home by providing a safety net, saving you time, worry and the costs of bridging loans.

Contact our Mortgage Specialist, to discuss the best rates on the market today

Legal information: Assured Sale is available on selected developments and selected plots only. Subject to status and availability, terms and conditions apply. Please ask us for full details.

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This gives you a quick guide as to the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) you would have to pay. For a more accurate quotation contact our Expert Selling Team.

Please note: This calculator is provided as a guide only on how much land and buildings transaction tax (LBTT) you will need to pay in Scotland. It assumes that the property is freehold and for residential purposes.

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Re-Mortgage & Discharge of Mortgage

If you are completing a re-mortgage of your existing property, we will be able to handle the necessary conveyancing for you and provide a comprehensive quote for the costs which might be incurred and explain the procedures involved.

Once the time comes for you to repay your mortgage in full, we can give you advice and assist with the discharge of your mortgage.

Property Sales

Let Next Law guide you through the legal process of selling your home. Whether you have agreed a private sale, marketing your property through your Estate Agent, or are simply contemplating a sale, our experienced solicitors can give you independent advice from the outset.

Next Law have an exclusive association with Next Home Estate Agents, the market leaders in the Perthshire property market.  When you choose Next Law and Next Home, you have an experienced, powerful team working closely and efficiently for you.  We are experts in our respective property fields.  Let us both take the stress out of the sale of your home.

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Purchase

For most people, buying a house or flat is their biggest financial transaction. Our experienced solicitors will help guide you through the process. 

Next Law work closely with Next Mortgages, the biggest financial services team in Perthshire. They are experienced independent mortgage advisors who have access to some of the best mortgage deals available. They can also advise on Help to Buy, Shared Equity, the Lift Scheme and seek the necessary agreement in principal from the mortgage lender to allow you to then proceed to make an offer for a property.  Many of our clients highlight the benefit to them of their mortgage advisor and solicitor working closely together.  If you would like to be put in touch with an independent mortgage advisor at Next Mortgages, please contact us and we can arrange for a member of their experienced team to provide you with no obligation information and advice in relation to the mortgage process.

Our highly experienced solicitors also have expertise in dealing with the Government funded Lift Scheme and Help to Buy Scheme.

What services will Next Home provide? What’s the difference between the various options? How much will it cost?

Find out what’s included at every service level with our at a glance comparison chart.

There are no hidden costs. No sneaky extras. Everything marked with a tick is included in the stated fee.
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As a landlord you will have one point of local contact. No passing you from pillar to post, no time wasted talking to people in the wrong department. A real person to deal with; someone who understands your business. You will benefit from your local agent’s experience and expertise. Your local agent will provide you with accurate rental valuations rather than false promises, and will help you to rent your property fast and maximise your rental income.

Your Next Home local agent will meet with you in your property, provide you with a free, no obligation rental assessment and give you advice on how to let the property.

Next Home will erect and remove a To Let board at your property, should it be beneficial to the letting process. Sometimes a board is not required.

Next Home will ensure that you are fully protected with the correct lease documents for your property. We are fully compliant with Scottish and English requirements. Next Home will also offer advice regarding the legal requirements of property letting and assist you with compliance.

When you register your property to let with Next Home, you will be advertising with: Herald Scotland, Zoopla, Right Move, Globrix, Sunday Herald, Homes on View, Find a Property.com, Homes for Sale, The Guardian, Evening Times, Google, s1Homes.com, Homes 24, Prime Location, Perthshire Advertiser, Digital Property Group, House Ladder, Welcome Home, The Times, The Sun, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Telegraph, Aol, MSN, This Is, Talk Talk, London Evening Standard, Homes & Property & Daily Mail.

As soon as your property is registered with Next Home, your property details will be forwarded to our regularly updated tenant database, giving you instant exposure to tenants who are actively seeking property to rent.

Next Home will deal with all tenant enquiries at the pre-letting stage, handle applications and arrange viewings.

Next Home will deal with all tenant applications. We may accept applications from tenants in receipt of Housing Benefit, but only subject to your prior approval, suitable credit referencing and usually with a guarantor for the tenancy.

Next Home will make arrangements for the prospective tenant to view your property with your Next Home local agent.

Collection of Security Deposit.

Next Home will conduct a basic credit check on your potential tenant and obtain a scoring to give you an indication of the level of risk that the tenant may pose. This process will enable you to identify undesirable, high risk, or fraudulent prospective tenants.

Next Home will conduct a basic credit check (as above) and also carry out a full referencing service, checking that the references as supplied by the tenant are bona fide.

  • All the necessary lease and tenancy paperwork is completed in line with current legislation.
  • The direct debit mandate for payment of rent is completed.
  • Gas and electrical meter readings are taken, then our team will write to the current suppliers to make sure that the billing for the property is accurate.
  • The inventory and condition report are agreed.
  • The tenant receives copies of the current Gas (if supplied to the property), Electrical and Portable Appliance Test (PAT) Certificates as well as a copy of the HMO License (where required).
  • The council is notified of incoming tenants for the purposes of council tax.

You will receive a detailed property statement by e-mail from Next Home every time rent is paid into your account, which will show all income and expenditure on your property. You will receive these reports on a per property basis and also, on request, in a consolidated format.

Next Home will prepare a basic inventory and condition report. For unfurnished properties, this will be a condition of fabric report, supported by photos. In the case of furnished properties, the report will also include large items such as beds, sofas, white goods etc., but will not include small electrical appliances, crockery and cutlery etc. The inventory will not extend to the contents of non-residential basements, attics or outhouses. Should you require a more detailed inventory, you can opt for our Premium Inventory Service – details are in the list of optional add-on services.

The security deposit will be transferred from Next Home to the landlord at the start of the tenancy.

The tenant receives the Next Home tenant handbook detailing the main workings of the flat, e.g. heating, appliances, electrical and gas meters etc. and useful local information, such as the addresses and telephone numbers for the Doctor’s Surgery, Police Station, Schools etc.

Next Home will deal with all routine tenant enquiries during the tenancy. We will provide all tenants with a tenant hotline number and also a tenant maintenance hotline number. These numbers are answered 24/7. Your Next Home local agent will be your tenant’s first point of contact.

  • Write to the tenant a minimum of 2 month’s prior to the lease end to find out whether or not they wish to retain the lease or, in situations where the landlord wishes to take back the property, give the tenant notice to quit and serve an AT6 (for Scottish properties). Note: should the landlord and tenant wish to renew the lease, a fixed lease renewal fee of £50 is payable to Next Home.
  • Fourteen days prior to lease end, send the tenant a checklist together with a copy of the inventory to prepare in advance (allowing them to make repairs, replacements etc).
  • Wherever possible, provide the tenant’s forwarding address to the Council and utilities suppliers to allow them to collect any outstanding amounts due from the tenant.
  • Notify the council that the tenant is moving out.
  • Go through the inventory with the tenant on the day of check out and agree any variance and any damages to the condition of the property or to fixtures and fittings. We will take meter readings, check utility supplier details and write to the suppliers with the final readings.
  • If you have ever had the pleasure of dealing with utility suppliers and with your local authority, you will appreciate how much work is involved! Next Home will deal with utility companies and the council tax while your properties are under our management. We are also able to offer your tenants great deals on energy packages, which can also benefit the landlord. For example, one of our suppliers will not charge when a property is empty. This takes away the irritation of being chased for payment of a few pounds here and there – and maximises your revenue.

Your Next Home local agent will carry out an annual rent assessment of your property. The rental market can improve or decline but, as the expert with local knowledge, your agent is best placed to advise you about the best strategy for renting your property. Remember that an empty property is a bad investment; our aim is to let your property with as few voids as possible.

Next Home will fully manage any required repairs on your behalf – from a broken handle to a full refurbishment – saving you time and energy. We will always send out quotes for any works over £150 (or higher fixed amount if previously agreed with the landlord). Any repairs costing less than this maximum agreed amount will be carried out automatically by Next Home and billed to the landlord, in accordance with the agreed terms & conditions. We are confident that you’ll appreciate our levels of service and benefit from the competitive rates that we negotiate with our team of highly skilled approved tradesmen. For emergency repairs, Next Home will proceed with the repair if we are unable to contact the landlord for 24 hours. The necessary repairs will of course be carried out as cost-effectively as possible for the landlord.

The security deposit will be held by Next Home on behalf of the landlord. In the event of a dispute between the landlord and tenant regarding final deductions from the deposit, Next Home will act as arbitrator. In England, to meet legal requirements, the deposit will be placed in a Deposit Protection scheme, or Next Home will hold the deposit with the appropriate professional insurance in place.

When Next Home checks the tenant out of the property, we will make deductions from the security deposit to pay for any tenant repairs or cleaning required as a consequence of tenant damage to the flat. If the landlord is responsible for handling repairs, this money will be passed to the landlord. The balance of the security deposit will be returned to the tenant one month after the end of the lease when proof has been received that all bills have been paid. Next Home will, wherever possible, provide the tenant’s forwarding address to the Council and utilities suppliers to allow them to collect any outstanding amounts due from the tenant.

Next Home will collect all rent due on your property from the tenant. Rent is paid by the tenant by Direct Debit or Standing Order. We will provide receipts to the tenant and keep a rental account for each tenancy. Next Home will transfer all rental monies, less deducted fees, to the landlord promptly – within 5 business days of receiving the rent.

In the event of rental arrears occurring, Next Home will notify the tenant immediately by email, text message or letter that they are behind with the rent. Next Home will also inform the landlord, by e-mail, of the situation. Next Home will then liaise directly with the tenant to remedy the situation as soon as possible whilst also informing the landlord of progress. If the tenant is still in arrears after two months, Next Home will contact them and any guarantor in writing to advise that if they do not pay by an agreed date, eviction proceedings will commence. Next Home do not manage the eviction process, we will however recommend a suitable lawyer who can manage the process on your behalf. Please note: good management is about the avoidance of arrears and this is done through good tenant selection, credit checking and referencing. Rent guarantee insurance is also a good means of protection against non-payment and should be considered by the landlord.

Next Home offers free advice about property upgrading to landlords on our Managed Plus package. We have an experienced team of letting professionals who can help you get the most out of your property.

We will conduct an inspection of your property every three months during the tenancy and provide you with a report detailing any areas in which your property is in need of attention.

If you are an overseas landlord, Next Home will assist you in registering as an NRL with HMRC. On receipt of your NRL number, Next Home will transfer your rental income to you gross. If you choose not to register as an NRL with HMRC, Next Home will deduct the tax from your rental income on your behalf and transfer your rental income to you net of tax (at the current rate, which can be checked on www.hmrc.gov.uk).

Help to Buy

Help to buy with your new home

WITH ONLY 5% DEPOSIT

The Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme means people can purchase a new-build home without the need for a large deposit.

 If you want to buy a new build home but can’t afford the total cost, you might be able to get help through the Help to Buy (Scotland) Affordable New Build scheme. The scheme is open to first time buyers and existing homeowners and helps you with up to 15% of the purchase price of a new build home.

Contact our Mortgage Specialist, to discuss the best rates on the market today

The scheme is not available to assist buy-to-let investors. You may not part-exchange your existing home with a home builder and buy a new home from them. The scheme is not available to assist with the purchase of self-build homes. You cannot purchase a property that is not a new build property. If you or your partner already owns a home i.e. where either of you are named on the title deeds of a domestic property, you cannot conclude your Help to Buy (Scotland) Affordable New Build Scheme transaction until your other home has been sold. You cannot buy a home from a home builder who is not registered to participate in the scheme. You must reserve a property and obtain a full Reservation Agreement before applying to the scheme. You cannot buy a home for more than the threshold prices for the scheme which apply for the financial year in which you complete the purchase. You must take out a repayment mortgage with a participating lender , unless you are aged 60 or over. Missives for the purchase of your home must be concluded on your behalf no later than 3 months after the date that you are issued with an Authority to Proceed Letter. The purchase of your home (i.e. when you pay the purchase price to the home builder and receive the keys to your new home) must complete within 9 months of the date of the issue of your Authority to Proceed Letter, otherwise you will cease to be eligible to receive financial assistance under the scheme towards the purchase of your home.

Lift Scheme

Low-cost Initiative for First Time Buyers (LIFT)

There are two LIFT schemes available that we can assist you with:

1. The Open Market Shared Equity (OMSE) Scheme aims to help first time buyers onto the property ladder with the minimum capital outlays and is a fantastic way of getting on the property ladder for many people who thought it wasn’t possible.

2. The New Supply Shared Equity scheme (NSSE), which helps people buy a new-build home from a council or housing association. This scheme can also be applicable to those who have previously own a home but has had a significant change in circumstances e.g. a martial breakdown.

How does the LIFT scheme work? First time buyers can literally purchase any property on the market with no deposit, the only outlays being the legal fees. The LIFT scheme would provide up to 40% deposit for their purchase. The Scottish Government have set different purchase limits in different council areas.

The schemes are aimed at households with low to medium incomes, we can assess your circumstances for your area to see if you qualify and help you with your application process.

EXAMPLES

Mr & Miss Smith LIFT Scheme purchase:
Couple looking to buy their first flat in Perth & Kinross. They purchased a two bedroom house for £115,000

40% LIFT Deposit£46,000
Mr & Miss Smith mortgage£69,000
Monthly mortgage payments*£226
You could buy any property on the market with no deposit!

The Wilson Family LIFT Scheme purchase:
This couple with one child qualified to buy their first three bedroom house in Angus for £130,000.

40% LIFT Deposit£52,000
The Wilson Family mortgage£78,000
Monthly mortgage payments*£255

These schemes have limited funding – contact our Mortgage Specialists today

Terms and conditions apply. Examples provided are for illustration purposes only and does not represent a real occurrence. Mortgage example is based on an initial monthly rate on a rate of 3%.

First Home Fund

Scotland’s First Home Fund For First Time Buyers

Buy your first home with a £25,000 interest free equity loan.

If you want to buy your first home but can’t afford the total cost, you might be able to get help through Scotland’s First Home Fund.

The scheme is open to first-time buyers only and helps you with up to £25,000 of the purchase price of your property’s value. You will be required to provide a minimum deposit of around 5% and your mortgage must be at least 25% of the purchase price. Although the Scottish Government will have an equity share in the property, you will own the property outright. There are no monthly payments to be made towards the Scottish Government and no interest will be charged.

Contact our Mortgage Specialist, to discuss the best rates on the market today

Terms and conditions apply, the scheme is open to all first-time buyers in Scotland who are taking out a mortgage. You will not be able to apply to the scheme if you are a cash buyer or if you have previously owned a property in the UK or abroad at any time (as either a sole or a joint owner). The maximum contribution from the Scottish Government is £25,000 or up to 49% of the property valuation figure or the purchase price (whichever is lower). If you purchase a property for less than the valuation figure then the maximum Scottish Government contribution is £25,000 or 49% of the purchase price. There is a limit of one application per property. You can submit a joint application however you will be limited to one award of £25,000. Your mortgage must be at least 25% of the purchase price. Your mortgage must be capital repayment. The property must be the sole residence of all applicants. The scheme is not available for buy-to-let properties. You cannot apply to other Scottish Government shared equity schemes. Part exchange is not allowed.