Selling your house is not just a matter of finding a purchaser and agreeing a price. A verbal agreement to buy or sell a house in Scotland is not enforcable. An offer to purchase, and the acceptance of that offer must be in writing and there is no binding contract until a written agreement is reached. You will want the best professional advice to ensure not only that the best possible price is obtained, but also that the contract does not include any unacceptable terms. As your solicitors or estate agents, we can give you that advice.
When to Contact Us
It is never to early to call your solicitor. If you are thinking about selling a house, the advice and assistance of you solicitor experienced in house purchase and sale, may not only avoid problems but save you both money and time.
We pride ourselves on our proactive attitude and desire to get your property seen by the widest possible market in order to achieve the best possible price. We provide current and productive marketing strategies tailored to your individual property and requirements, the result is satisfied clients and properties that sell. Our strong branding, exceptional property presentation, comprehensive internet presence, leading estate agency software and dynamic team work together to ensure the best possible results. If you require professional marketing with local, national and international coverage, we deliver. We team our local knowledge and enthusiasm with the online expertise of the leading property portals to get your property seen and sold.
Viewing & Offers
Our Property Department will deal with all enquiries and will make viewing arrangements to suit you and the prospective purchasers. Accompanied viewing can be arranged if required. Throughout the marketing period, we will keep you advised of progress and will recommend if, for example, a closing date for offers should be set.
Any offers recieved for your house will be fully discussed with you. Should you decide to accept an offer one of our solicitors shall explain the technicalities of the offer with you. You will be concerned mainly with the price, the date of entry and any movables (eg. carpets, furnishings, ect.) to be included in the sale. We will also be able to advise on the many conditions included in the offer, and we will then be able to issue an acceptance subject to such qualifications as may be necessary. Once the contract has been agreed (the concluded bargain) we continue to act for you in connection with the conveyancing, that is the transfer of title to the purchaser. This will include obtaining Searches in the Property Registers and discharging any mortgages or other loans which you have granted over the property. Normally, the full purchase price for the house is paid to us on the date of entry, and in exchange we would deliver the keys and the title deeds in favour of the purchaser. We then deal with repayment of the mortgage and distribution of the sale proceeds in accordance with your instructions.
Our aim is to carry out all the necessary steps – from the first advertisement to handing over the keys – to ensure that your sale is completed as smoothly as possible. In addition to the steps we have outlined, we can offer advice and assistance in connection with many other related matters including, preparation of wills and, of course, the purchase of your new home. We are happy to provide an estimate of expenses involved with any sale transaction, including our fees for the estate agency and legal work and outlays such as advertising dues and search expenses.