Buying a Property

Boyd Legal has helped customers buy property in Scotland for over 25 years.

Whether you are a first-time buyer, want to buy a bigger home, downsize, relocate to a new area or invest in the Scottish property market, we can help you purchase the right property.

Do you need a mortgage? We can help!

Want to find the best new house for you? See our properties for sale on our website here - also available via Rightmove, Zoopla, ESPC, S1 Homes, Prime Location and various other property portals.

How do I buy a house or flat in Scotland?

  • Choose a property
  • We help you reach a decision on how much you should offer
  • We submit an offer to the seller’s solicitor
  • If your offer is accepted, our conveyancing team work towards putting the property into your name. 

How will Boyd Legal help me buy a property?

  • Once you have found a property you are interested in, our property team can take you through the Home Report, the Energy Report and the Property Questionnaire to see what condition the property is in, what it is valued at, which Council Tax band it is in and if there are any factoring fees
  • Then we will note interest or submit an offer on your behalf. This is free of charge! Noting interest is the first stage in buying a property as it lets the seller know you are interested and want to be kept advised on any developments with the property. The sellers agent are obliged to let us know when they set the closing date, which is the deadline by which all offers have to be made.
  • We will guide you on when and what to offer. In Scotland, most properties are marketed at “offers over”, which means this price is lower than the actual valuation price so always check the home report for the valuation which has been set by the surveyor. Many different factors can affect the property’s worth and how much a buyer should offer for it. For example, the seller might need to make a quick sale, or may lower the price if the buyer offers to pay in cash. We take all this into account to help you make an offer that is reasonable, and is likely to be accepted. If there is a good price to be had, we will get it!
  • We negotiate an entry date that suits you and if you want the white goods or furniture included in the price
  • After all the terms, have been agreed and signed (known as completing the missives), we do all the necessary legal work, including preparing the disposition (the document that transfers ownership of the property from the seller to the buyer), transferring funds (by getting in touch with the buyer’s lender) and registering the buyer as the new owner of the property (known as settlement)
  • We can also help and your partner draft a Will to ensure your property and other assets will be passed on to the next generation or used for a specific purpose.

Looking for a new home or to invest in property in Scotland?

Operating from our Edinburgh and Fife offices, our property market expertise covers key Scottish property markets. Our solicitors represent clients buying property in Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, West Lothian and the Borders. We also deal with premium property in Glasgow and Strathclyde, Kirkcaldy, St Andrews as well as the East Neuk of Fife, Perth, Dundee and Angus, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, Elgin, Forres and Morayshire, Inverness and the Highlands and Islands.

Not based in Scotland? No problem!

If you live in England, Ireland, Wales or abroad and want to invest in property or land in Scotland, Boyd Legal can also help. We have clients based throughout the UK and overseas. No matter your location, we will carry out every part of the property buying process on your behalf, from viewings to final completion. If you want an experienced, efficient and trustworthy service from a law firm and estate agency that puts its clients at the heart of everything it does, please contact our property specialists.

Expert Property Solicitors in Edinburgh, Bruntsfield, Inverness, Aberdeen & Kirkcaldy

At Boyd Legal, our team of experienced property specialists and conveyancing solicitors handle house, flat and land buying throughout Scotland. Whether you are up or downsizing, purchasing your first home or looking to invest in property in Scotland, we can help. We take pride in being approachable and proactively communicating with our clients, and will do our best to help you find your perfect property for the best possible price. If you’d like to chat further, please give us a call or contact us here.


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