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 enforceable. 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. Our team of in-house solicitors provide a seamless service from receiving an offer to settlement and we also offer a discount on estate agency commission if you use our legal services. With many years’ experience in a variety of legal matters they are happy to help with any other legal services you may require.
It is never too early to contact us. If you are thinking about selling a house, the advice and assistance of a solicitor experienced in house purchase and sale, may not only avoid problems but save you both money and time.
We are members of the Law Society of Scotland which regulates Scottish solicitors. The society strives for its members to demonstrate excellent standards of professionalism and reputation and be trusted advisors of choice. As members we are required to meet the high standards laid down by the Law Society ensuring you always receive a competent and professional service.
Our team can provide a comprehensive, friendly service for you and your property form the very beginning of the process:
We have a close working relationship with many national surveyors to ensure an accurate pre-sale valuation. Our local knowledge and experience ensure we accurately value your property to sell it faster
Quality presentation and the provision of relevant information are key to attract and retain the interest of potential purchasers. Our specialist team are trained to take flattering photos, produce floorplans and write comprehensive property descriptions in one visit. We aim to get your property on the market within days
Known for our wide-ranging marketing we ensure that our clients properties receive maximum exposure over a variety of different media including, signboards, shop exposure, active client database and press advertising. We also ensure a huge online presence, ensuring your property reaches the market it deserves by providing comprehensive online exposure on the most popular property portals including, Rightmove, Zoopla, Primelocation, S1 homes and many others.
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.
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 received 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.
"The service we received from Masson Cairns when selling our home was exemplary. Compared to other experiences we have recently had with...
" It was great to meet you and we are very confident in your abilities and were most impressed. Cheers and keep in touch. "
" Thank you so much for your help, you were the only estate agents who regularly kept in touch, and we are so grateful. "