At Scullion LAW Client Care is at the core of everything we do.
We understand that each client is unique. We want to make your experience of buying property as enjoyable and stress free as possible – so that long after you’ve settled in to your new home, you will remember us for all the right reasons and come back to use us again for other legal services. Buying your home should be a positive process and we are here to help you every step of the way.
Whether you’re a first time buyer or an experienced property investor, upsizing, downsizing, buying a house after getting married, divorced, starting a new job, having a family, helping your children to buy or looking for somewhere new following on from the death of a loved one… Whatever the reason, Scullion LAW will ensure you’re moving with confidence.
We are with you every step of the way because we know what a massive investment financially and emotionally, buying property can be. We understand that each client is unique and timescales and complexities can vary case by case. Our passionate and energetic approach to conveyancing sets us apart from other law firms and allows us to give you a positive, bespoke and successful experience.
Contact our property lawyers in Hamilton or Glasgow to start your property purchase today.
At Scullion LAW, we think it is helpful for you to know what we require from you, why and when so that we can make the conveyancing process as straightforward and stress-free as possible for you. We pride ourselves on being highly responsive, answering all your queries as promptly and fully as possible. Please take a look at our comprehensive Buying a House Guide and our useful First Time Buyer Guide.
Before you start your property search, you’ll need to work out how much you can afford. If you require a mortgage, contact a mortgage adviser for guidance on the most suitable products for you. We work closely with the Mortgage Advice Brokerage, a reputable company that will work hard to get you the best deal. Visit the website to use their handy mortgage calculator, and get in touch to arrange a free first consultation.
When you find a property you’re interested in, the next step is to request a copy of the Home Report from the estate agent. This provides important details about the property, including its energy efficiency and running costs. We can talk you through the information provided in the Report and advise on its implications for you. Once you’re happy, we can note interest with the selling agents on your behalf; this means the seller won’t sell the property without first advising you of any other potential buyers and giving you the opportunity to make an offer.
To give you the best chance of securing the property, you must submit your best offer.
As you’ll no doubt have seen, properties will often be offered as ‘offers over’ or advertised for a ‘fixed price’. However, you don’t necessarily need to offer these prices or more. In all circumstances, buyers can negotiate the price to be paid for any property.
Our New Business team will discuss in detail how much you should offer for a specific property and to make things easier for you we have even created a new make a submit an offer online facility.
Every case is unique; that’s why our service is bespoke.
At Scullion LAW, we consider additional factors such as the local property market, how quickly the seller needs to move, if the property is in a chain, the survey value of the property and how long the property has been on the market. These factors may affect the price you pay for your new home. And that’s why it’s crucial to have an experienced Legal Property Professional on your side. Our team will always tailor advice to suit your interests, so you know you’re getting the best deal for your new home.
We will send an offer in writing to the seller’s legal team on your behalf, and if the seller decides to accept your offer, they’ll send back what is known as a Qualified Acceptance. This detailed document sets out certain conditions that need to be met for your offer to be accepted.
We will discuss the terms of the Qualified Acceptance with you in detail and determine if there are any amendments to be made before sending the updated terms back to the seller’s solicitor. The offer/acceptance process can take some time and involve a lot of communication between our team, you and the seller’s legal team. This is necessary to ensure the contract reflects exactly what has been agreed between you and the seller. Once agreement has been reached on every point and the final version of the agreement is signed, the missives are concluded.
Once these missives are signed by us on your behalf, a binding legal agreement will be created, and you must go through with the sale. It’s important to note that if either party wishes to withdraw from the sale after the contract has been signed, the other party may be able to claim compensation for any loss incurred.
When we receive the acceptance from the seller’s solicitors, we will also receive the title deeds, along with the various reports and searches. These form an integral part of the Conveyancing process. Our role is to check this documentation thoroughly and ensure the property is free from any problems. This is usually a quiet period in the process. Don’t worry if you don’t hear from us as frequently during this time, it’s the nature of the Conveyancing stage, and we’re busy making sure everything is in order. If anything unusual comes up during our checks, we’ll be in touch. We’ll also contact the seller’s solicitor on your behalf in order to find out more and, where necessary, work out a solution.
On the date of completion, we will forward the settlement price to the seller’s solicitors and, in exchange, you’ll receive the keys to your new home. Our team will do everything we can to complete on time. Please note circumstances, complexities and timescales vary because each case is unique. We will do our best to keep you updated throughout. Your happiness is always our priority so thanks in advance for your patience and understanding.
It is important that you now make a Will.
Whenever your personal and financial circumstances change we strongly recommend that you update your Will. Our Private Client team will help through this process, please call for an appointment on 01698 283 265 or 0141 374 2121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When we help you buy your property, we’ll not only handle all the legal aspects of the purchase but also work closely with our other departments to offer solutions for your other legal needs. We’re a full-service law firm, so if you also require advice on Wills and Future Planning, Estates, Family Law, Road Traffic Law, or Criminal Law we can assist. We look forward to being of service to you again in the future.
Have you recently bought or sold a house with us? Client Care is very important to our team and we want to ensure that our service is constantly improving and exceeding your expectations. If you’ve any feedback on your experience with Scullion LAW, please email Charmaine@scullionlaw.com our Client Care Manager. We would be delighted to hear from you. OR you can leave us a review online by clicking here.
At Scullion LAW, our aim is to minimise the stress and maximise the enjoyment for you and your family during this time. We’ve years of experience helping people buy their new properties, and can help you negotiate the right price. We will make sure you and your family are moving with confidence.
Our experience and levels of service will ensure that if you’re also selling, you will get the maximum value for your current home, and we’ll use every opportunity to find the best buyer. We can even coordinate the sale of your current home and the purchase of your new one for a hassle-free moving experience.
Our Conveyancing Lawyers in Glasgow and Hamilton have the legal expertise to expedite your transaction from offer to final entry date, for a competitive fee. Because we provide a service for both buyers and sellers, we understand exactly what’s happening in the Scottish property market, and can give you expert advice on how much to offer for your new home and what to accept for your current property.
We also fully understand hyper-local property markets, including Giffnock, Bothwell, Uddingston, Kelvinside, Newton Mearns, Finnieston, and the West End. If you’re looking to buy a property in Glasgow or the surrounding areas, contact our Property Experts today to find out what we can do for you. Call our Glasgow office on 0141 374 2121 or our Hamilton office on 01698 283 265.
When you have invested a lot of time looking for the right property and preparing your finances, it’s important that you find a legal team you can trust to take care of the next steps.
When you contact us, our friendly New Business team will talk you through the initial stages of buying a property, submit your offer on a property and negotiate on your behalf until it is accepted. From there, your dedicated Property Expert will be in touch. They will manage the entire Conveyancing process on your behalf from start to finish, keeping you up to date throughout.
At Scullion LAW we take pride in our open communication and our transparent and honest approach to fees. We’ll provide you with this information up front ‘fee estimate’ and we also provide you with a table of all ‘additional fees’ and are happy to answer any queries you have before we begin. You can also make any necessary payments via our pay online facility https://scullionlaw.com/fees/pay-your-fees/
We pride ourselves on getting to know you and your needs in a friendly, unhurried setting. This lets us give you the very best quality advice and insight. Only by doing this can we give you a service that truly takes into account your unique personal circumstances.
Our confident, friendly and enthusiastic team are ready today to help you buy your new property. We’ll offer advice and take you through each step of the buying process, ensuring your purchase completes as smoothly and quickly as possible.
These are exciting times – we want to share your joy.
Scullion LAW won Family Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2022 for offering exceptional care and client focus. Our award winning team continues to push the legal industry in providing exceptional service and has been recognised for awards including; The Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer and Leading Firm 2023, Criminal Law Firm of the Year, Specialist Lawyer of the Year and the prestigious Community Contribution Winners 2019.
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