Since the Euro 2020 championship is now well underway, we thought we would use the tournaments different stages to show you how we AT Scullion LAW can help kick off your property journey. Our experienced property solicitor, Paul Flecher-Herd (in Aberdeen) has created this helpful blog to guide you through the buying process.
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Step one: Pick your squad.
Before you start to look for a property you will need to appoint a solicitor in Scotland to act on your behalf.
At Scullion LAW, we have a dedicated team of Solicitors, Paralegals and support staff who can guide you through every step of the process from kick off (when you make first contact) right the way through to securing the all-important trophy – keys to your dream home.
Prior to selecting a solicitor, please do your research and go with a solicitor/ firm that works best for you. We believe quality is everything.
Scullion LAW offer excellent client care and do not compete on price. We offer award winning service and we believe when investing in your new home, it is important to invest in quality legal service. Read our reviews on trustpilot and google which are an average of 4.9.
Here is a review that came in recently for Paul
“Paul provided an excellent service. He was extremely efficient and organised at every stage of the purchase process. He kept me updated and worked very hard to get the paperwork in place in good time. He advised me, and managed to resolve an issue that only came to light 24 hours before completion. I couldn’t have asked for a better quality of service, many thanks.”
You also need quality mortgage advice. Scullion LAW work closely with several independent mortgage advisers and would be more than happy to recommend some. The mortgage advisers will be on the side lines waiting to help you score your first goal in making sure you are working within your budget and that you are ready to either make your next property move or buy your first home.
A Decision in Principle should be completed at this stage.
Step two: The training camp.
The fun bit before it gets serious. Once you have appointed a solicitor, had approval from the mortgage adviser and set a budget, it is now over to you to start your property hunt. Most properties for sale throughout Scotland are now advertised online through property portals such as rightmove and zoopla. Take your time researching the area, local amenities and the type of property that you want (semi-detached, detached, terraced, etc). Once you know what you are looking for you can go ahead and start viewing the other teams stadium. If you have kids or are thinking about starting a family then you may want to check what schools are in the catchment area. Are there local parks? Good transport links? Does the sun shine in the garden part of the day or all day? What council tax band is the property in? Crime rates etc?
Step three: Pre match team talk.
Now it is your chance to discuss matters with the squad before the kick off. Once you have found a property that ticks all your boxes, you should let your solicitor know in order that a note of interest or an offer can be made. A note of interest is recorded by the estate agent selling the property like a manager noting down the penalty takers – if there has been more than one player come forward to take a penalty then a closing date may be set. However, not all properties do go to a closing date and a seller can accept an offer at any time.
Scullion LAW is crucial at this stage as we can give you expert advise on how much to offer based on several factors such as current market trends. We will submit the offer on your behalf and if it is out of hours or over the weekend, you can do so via our website here (so it is first thing in our inbox Monday morning).
Step four: Kick off
The game has now started (your offer has been accepted). A solicitor will now formally submit your offer to the estate agent. Whilst waiting for the next pass, this is when you should contact your independent mortgage adviser to advise them that you have had an offer accepted and that you now need to “push forward” to get your mortgage approved.
Step five: No breakthrough until…
The conveyancing process will now start and your solicitor will wait for the breakthrough, the title deeds and acceptance to arrive.
Once this has been received, your solicitor will guide you through the thrilling encounter of reporting title to you and negotiating the missives. When the final whistle blows (and the final letter is sent) missives are deemed to be concluded which means that no team can withdraw from the tournament without penalty.
Step six: Time to celebrate
A scheduled fixture, also known as the date of entry, will have been negotiated during the missives stage. On this day, your solicitor will pay the full purchase price to the sellers solicitor in exchange for your trophy (the keys). As the winners of the tournament, lots of photographs can then be taken with you holding up one of your greatest life achievements and tagged to our instagram page @ScullionLAW
Here at Scullion LAW, we are with you all the way.
You can also download our useful client journey guides from our website here www.scullionlaw.com guides
Below is a selection of relevant guides available
Thank you for reading our blog!!! We will all be cheering Scotland on tomorrow against Croatia. If you would like any more information or if we can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to get in touch via email email@example.com or by calling 01412 374 2121. We look forward to being of service to you. Please note that all of our work can be done remotely/online/electronically for your comfort and safety.
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