House Purchase & Sale

Selling a property

Mailers can ease the strain and help to avoid the pitfalls of the complete house-buying process, from noting interest in a property to concluding the deal. Our local knowledge can also be useful in helping you find a property.

Most solicitors can handle the sale of a property from start to finish, including advice on advertising and the conveyancing. It is best to consult a solicitor even if you are selling a property yourself.

Home reports

Sellers are required by law to provide a home report for buyers. These include a single survey, an energy report and a property questionnaire. Your solicitor can provide further details and advice.

Negotiating the sale

Your solicitor will negotiate the selling price and other matters - such as the date of entry - before negotiating and accepting any offer to purchase on your behalf. This exchange of letters signed by the solicitors is referred to as 'missives'. Once their terms are finally agreed, there is a concluded and binding contract.

The Paperwork

Further checks have to be carried out by solicitors after an offer has been accepted, for instance, in relation to building work or repairs. Then new title deeds can be drawn up transferring ownership of the property. Your solicitor can take care of all this, while also collecting the money from the sale, arranging to discharge and repay your existing mortgage if you have one and, if necessary, arranging for the surplus to be put towards the purchase of your new home.

After the sale

Your solicitor will also be available for advice after the deal has been completed.

The introduction of home reports in 2008 marked a major change in how properties are bought and sold in Scotland. Buyers and sellers should be assured that the professionals involved, solicitors and surveyors alike, are regulated by their membership organisations - the Law Society of Scotland and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. This should reassure members of the public that they can access sound and impartial advice when buying or selling a property.

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