As well as handling conveyancing, our strategic advice can be invaluable. Through our research and knowledge of the ever-changing property market, we can help you understand the current market and what other buyers are likely to offer. We can advise whether your offer should be 'subject to survey' and your 'date of entry'. We can also advise on the survey results.
Conveyancing Solicitors Edinburgh
Contact us by telephone on 0131 208 2260 or through our online enquiry form on this website, to find out how we could help you.
Buying Property in Scotland: Where to start
Before you look for a property, establish how much you can afford to offer: combine any existing equity /deposit savings with an affordable mortgage. Your bank or a building society could help or ask an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA). Contact us if you need a recommendation for an IFA for free, impartial advice.
Buying a House: Where to look
- Our website - go to our Properties For Sale
- Looking in Edinburgh? Go to the Edinburgh Solicitor's Property Centre. They sell 90% of all properties in the area.
- Looking outside Edinburgh? Look at the local estate agents, Solicitors' websites, local papers etc. If you need any help, please get in touch.
Working out your offer
Properties in Scotland are listed either with an "Offers Over", "Offers Around" or at a "Fixed Price"
This system can be confusing. It's sometimes difficult to judge the desired sale price - or how much over the valuation others may offer. A general guide is to add on a percentage to the 'Offers Over' price. The advised percentage will change substantially depending on the property's location and the current market buoyancy. Ask us for advice - we can help you work out exactly what to offer.
This has become much more popular since Home Reports were introduced. Generally, the offers around price is the same as the Home Report valuation. If there is a lot of interest in a property, a closing date can still be fixed and a bid submitted at the closing date. If there is less interest in a property, a purchaser may be able to negotiate a price below the offers around price.
This indicates the price the sellers want. They will usually sell to the first person offering this price.
Contact our residential property solicitors
Call us on 0131 208 2260 or contact us through our online enquiry form to find out how we could help you.