The Law Society require us to obtain suitable forms of ID from you before we can carry out any work. Photographic identification such as a UK drivers licence, current UK passport or original birth certificate; and proof of address.
It is a legal requirement that all properties in Scotland are marketed with a Home Report that gives all potential buyers a clear picture of the condition of the property for sale. It must be no more than 12 weeks old when the property goes on the market.
An interested buyer’s solicitor will be in contact with your estate agent to note their interest. Once the offer has been made and accepted, it will then be passed to Scullion LAW to allow us take your full instructions.
If you have a mortgage you must let us know, the details of your lenders including your mortgage account number as quickly as possible as we will need to obtain your title deeds along with a settlement figure for the mortgage from your lender.
Once all parties are agreed on the final terms of the contract and the buyer has managed to secure their finance for the purchase of the property, then a final letter concluding the purchase is sent by buyer’s solicitor. This is called ‘concluding missives’.
We also need to obtain and provide the buyer’s solicitors with the various property searches in relation to planning history, and information about any potential developments around roads, drainage, etc. This is a completely normal part of the process.
Once missives are concluded you can then finalise arrangements for removers and contact utility companies allowing them to take final meter readings and cancel all existing contracts for your TV, internet etc.
Once the conveyancing is nearly complete, we will need you to sign the disposition document, transferring legal ownership of the property. Once the sale money is received into our account, we will tell the estate agent to release the keys to the property.
We will attend to the repayment of all mortgages secured on the property, all estate agents invoices, outstanding factoring charges and will send you our cash statement which details the financial breakdown of the sale proceeds.
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