Residential Purchases and Sales
Providing practical and up to date advice
Stuart & Stuart’s Solicitors’ in all three of our offices in Edinburgh, Bonnyrigg and Penicuik have been acting for clients’ in relation to their residential purchases and sales for over 30 years
Having carried out thousands of residential conveyancing transactions during this time we have built up an enviable reputation for the depth and breadth of our knowledge in structuring winning ‘offers’.
Getting the offer just right means engaging a Firm which has expertise and knowledge of the property market in Edinburgh and the Lothian and understands how supply and demand, at that point in time, should translate into the price you eventually offer.
Buying a property
Buying your new property means structuring the right Offer
As expert Edinburgh Conveyancing Solicitors, we undertake the legal process known as ‘Conveyancing’. However, this can only be done once you have made a successful offer on a property.
When you appoint Stuart & Stuart the first thing we will do is ‘note interest’ with the selling agent. This means that we will be kept informed of any changes to the status of the property, for example if there is a closing date set.
We will then take time to understand your financial position in terms of affordability in order that we can structure a suitable Offer. There is a considerable amount of skill involved in calculating an Offer which includes several factors such as current market performance, the Home Report Survey and the number of other interested parties.
We will then explain how we have arrived at our suggested Offer price and if you are in agreement we will submit the Offer to the selling agent at the appropriate time.
If the Offer is successful
In simple terms, if the offer is successful we then start the legal process which begins with ‘the missives’. At this point we will negotiate with the seller’s Solicitor the terms of the purchase and once we have reached agreement the missives are concluded and you will, at that stage, be committed to buying the property.
The conveyancing process can often be lengthy and in some cases it can be complex. Clearly we work to timescales to co-incide with the agreed entry date which means our qualified staff will spend as much time as is necessary to complete the conveyancing process.
It’s not about the cheapest conveyancing quote
Take a moment to think about the knowledge and expertise that is needed to structure the Offer and complete the often complex legal process whilst at the same time meeting your deadlines for the entry date.
We believe that our conveyancing fees are priced at a competitive level reflecting the time which will be involved in taking a pro-active approach to concluding your sale.
Cheaper conveyancing firms often take a re-active approach which can often lead to a more stressful period for the client.
We pride ourselves on delivering a friendly and efficient knowledge based advice service and strongly believe that we deliver exceptional value for money.
Selling a property – Solicitors & Estate Agents Edinburgh & the Lothian’s
Stuart & Stuart Solicitors and Estate Agents in Edinburgh, Bonnyrigg and Penicuik act both as a Solicitor Estate Agent and/or a Conveyancing Solicitor for residential sales.
The ‘legal process’ for selling a property is very similar to the process for residential purchases. When a client is buying and selling property we will carry out the conveyancing for both transactions.
Our property department provides a full estate agency service and details of this can be found by clicking here