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Conveyancing – Buying A Property In Scotland

Conveyancing solicitors, paralegals and legal secretary ELP Arbuthnott McClanachan

Whether you are a first-time buyer or a seasoned property investor, it is important to have an experienced conveyancing solicitor on your side from the outset to advise you on the legal aspects of purchasing a property.

We have a small, specialised team of residential conveyancing solicitors who are completely up to date with the constantly changing Scottish property market and who will work with you with a view to achieving the best possible outcome for you and as smooth a transaction as possible.  Our service is of high quality, professional, good value for money and, above all, personal and friendly.  We are very happy to take the time to discuss the purchase process with you and to answer any questions you may have at any time during the course of your property purchase.

Making an Offer on a Property in Scotland

Once you have found a property you like, we will look at it in detail with you, consider all the available information in relation to the property, and advise you how best to proceed from a tactical point of view.  How and when to make an offer, and how much to offer, will depend entirely on the type of property you are interested in and the particular circumstances of that property and its owners.  Our solicitors will apply their market knowledge and negotiating skills, and before too long you will hopefully be hearing those lovely words: “Good news – your offer has been accepted!”

Conveyancing Process

We will then progress the contract (also known as “missives“) and the conveyancing (the process of transferring title) as quickly and efficiently as possible, whilst continuing to keep you fully informed and advised.  You will receive a detailed report on the title deeds for the property, along with any other important information which is revealed in the various searches etc. which we examine as part of the conveyancing process.  We will do our best to ensure that any potential issues are identified and dealt with as quickly as possible.  If you are getting a mortgage then we will likely be instructed by your lenders to deal with the legal work for your mortgage, and we will arrange for the loan funds to be released to us shortly before the purchase is due to settle.

Property Purchase – Date of Settlement

Hopefully on the date of settlement you will be able to collect your keys and look back on a fairly straightforward and stress-free legal process for your property purchase.  We are pleased to say that this is the case for most of our clients.  Inevitably, though, problematic issues will occasionally crop up which require to be dealt with, and it is often in such situations that our clients are most grateful for the help and advice we are able to offer.

We work very hard to provide a high quality, friendly service to our clients, and we are very proud of the excellent feedback we receive from our clients.  Many of our clients recommend us to their family and friends, and come back to us when they are in need of our services again.  We think that speaks volumes about the quality of the work that we do for our clients and the friendly and approachable nature of our team.  If you are thinking of buying a property and would like to discuss this with one of our experienced conveyancing solicitors, please contact us.

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I just wanted to thank you for your professional service you provided me during what is a very difficult time for me. Your experience, diligence and knowledge have resulted in a larger settlement of which I am very grateful . I also appreciated your patience and understanding of my situation. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to others.

We used Laura and the team to sell our home in Barnton. The friendly team immediately saw the potential in the property and moved swiftly to provide a quality service culminating in a very swift satisfactory sale. Always approachable, nothing seemed to faze them. Would certainly use again and heartily recommend!

We used ELP in 2004 to manage the purchase of our first property.  More than a decade later, we were happy to use ELP Arbuthnott McClanachan again.  Laura and her team provide a thoughtful, personal service that made managing the trickier parts of the conveyancing process much less stressful than they would have been otherwise.  We have recommended ELP Arbuthnott McClanachan to several friends and colleagues who have been buying and selling property in Edinburgh and would not hesitate to do so again.

Catherine, thanks for making everything so easy and stress free! Thank you!

We are a firm of Consulting Engineers with 30 staff. Over the years we have used the services of Duncan McFadzean of ELP on a number of occasions. As well as advising us on updating our Conditions of Employment to keep us up to date with the ever changing legislation we have also used his services in connection with redundancy and disciplinary matters. The advice we have been given has always been excellent. It is a great comfort to us to have this level of professional support readily available at the end of the phone.

I cannot thank ELP Arbuthnott McClanachan’s dedicated solicitors enough for the advice, support and speedy resolution they secured for me when I was informed of my impending redundancy. At that difficult time, their advice gave me strength, their expertise gave me belief and their professionalism secured a satisfactory outcome for me and my family.

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