Solicitors’ local knowledge can benefit you when looking for a house – for example, if buying a property in Moray.
Solicitors can also help take the pressure off you, guiding you along the path of the property-purchasing process, from noting an interest in a house, at the start, to getting the keys to your new home and moving in, at the end.
These are themes running through a new Law Society of Scotland video – “7 steps to your new home | Buying a house in Scotland”.
The Law Society have produced this to help you understand the basics of what is, for many of us, the most important financial transaction we ever make.
What does the video cover?
The video divides the process up into the following sections:
- Your finances
- Finding a property and noting your interest
- Home reports and surveys
- The offer
- Agreeing the contract – or the missives
- Documents of ownership
- Completing the purchase
You can also download a typewritten transcript of the audio on the video from the Law Society website.
If you are considering buying a house or flat, the best advice is to see your solicitor first.
How we can help
If you have any questions about the contents of this article or anything contained in the Law Society’s video or transcript, feel free to contact us for a chat.
Initial discussions are free of charge and without obligation.
You can find more information in the Property section of our website.