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Buying/Selling your Home in Scotland | Conveyancing Lawyers

buying selling your home scotland conveyancing solictors glasgowWithout a doubt, buying or selling a home can be one of the most stressful experiences of your life, so ensuring you have the best help along the way will make things much easier. At Jones Whyte Law, our property lawyers based in Glasgow will use our years of experience to help guide you through the entire process, from placing a bid or managing offers to the completion of the transaction. We know the ins and outs of buying or selling property in Scotland and always aim to take the stress out of property transactions. Please contact us to discuss your options, free of charge, and find out what we can do.

Our Residential Conveyancing Service

If you are purchasing a new home or considering selling your house, our expert property team can advise you on all aspects of the conveyancing process, including:

  • the financial arrangements you will be required to put in place;
  • the property market in your area;
  • the home report;
  • the type of survey most appropriate for the property you are considering;
  • the process of noting interest; and
  • the submission or acceptance of an offer.

Buying Property in Scotland

Buying a home in Scotland involves a number of stages. Once you’ve found a property you’d like to make an offer on, you need to instruct a solicitor to note interest. If you decide to make an offer, your solicitor will need to formally do this on your behalf. Once your offer is accepted, the transaction enters into a phase of agreeing the terms of the contract. This is when offers and counteroffers are made until an agreement is reached, which is also known as concluding missives. The next step involves legal checks on the title deeds (the documents of ownership). If these are all in order, then the payment of funds will be made and ownership will be transferred.

Selling Property in Scotland

Selling a home in Scotland can be just as stressful as buying, so having someone to turn to and take care of all the details will make it a much more manageable situation. Once you’ve made the decision to put your property on the market, a solicitor and surveyor will help you compile the Home Report you need to sell your home. Your solicitor or estate agent will then let you know when interest has been noted on your property and the offers that are made. Once you accept an offer, solicitors will communicate counteroffers until the missives are concluded (this is when the terms of the sale are agreed). Once the buyer’s solicitor has checked all the documents of ownership, your solicitor will then oversee the payment of funds and ownership will be transferred.

Conveyancing FAQs

How long does the conveyancing process take?

On average, conveyancing takes between six and eight weeks, however the process can be shorter and longer than this depending on the circumstances involved in the transaction. For example, if you are part of a long property chain, problems that occur further down the chain can cause delays to your transaction. Your dedicated solicitor will use their advanced conveyancing knowledge and skills to identify and deal with any potential problems before they can escalate, helping to keep your property transaction moving at a good pace.

How much does conveyancing cost?

Once you have contacted us and told us your requirements, we will provide you with a full and accurate fee, which is rarely subject to change. We will talk you through the full breakdown of the costs. We are always clear and transparent about our fees.

When is the conveyancing process complete?

Completion is the date on which the buyer becomes the legal owner of the property. On this day, the buyer’s solicitor transfers the money to the seller’s solicitor, the keys are given to the new owner and the title documentation is sent to the buyer’s solicitor.

What are searches?

Searches are carried out relating to a property to determine important information about the building, such as any restrictive covenants. The most appropriate searches that should be carried out will depend on the type of property and its location. Your mortgage provider will require certain searches, and your conveyancing solicitor may advise other non-standard searches, such environmental searches to find out information on possible flood risks and contamination of the land.

Contact our Conveyancing and Property Solicitors in Glasgow, Scotland

In a time of chaotic property markets, our highly experienced property law solicitors will guide you through each step of the purchase or sale of your property. We offer practical solutions to any complex challenges that may arise. Our transparent fixed fee structure means there are no hidden costs.

It is our mission to make the purchase or sale of your house a smooth and stress-free experience; let us do the heavy lifting on your behalf. You can confidently rely on our years of experience and in-depth property law knowledge to guide you through even the most turbulent of markets.

For advice on buying or selling your home, contact our property and conveyancing team via our online contact form, or call us on 0141 413 5562 for further information.


“Many thanks for all of your help with our purchase and for making things run as smoothly as they did. We really appreciate it.”

Andrew Lee and John Struthers



“Thanks for the way you handled my recent house sale. I really appreciated your professionalism and calm head during a really stressful time.”

Paul Brown 


"I would have no hesitation in continually using and thereby recommending the legal services of Jones Whyte. I have used the conveyancing legal services many times and found it efficient, thorough and professional. Advice is always at hand and given without delay providing peace of mind that you are in safe competent hands."

Roy Hawes


We’re a team of young, dynamic, client-focused solicitors, who pride ourselves on providing innovative and effective solutions. Operating throughout Scotland, we offer an open door policy and legal services tailored to your needs and budget. For legal advice and assistance from solicitors who will always put your best interests first, please contact us via our online contact form or give us a call on 01413751222.

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