Estate Agency

Grigor & Young has a busy estate agency, as part of our services. The articles below explain about general issues to do with estate agency and the marketing of properties, as well as some aspects which are specific to this firm.

Estate Agency Procedure

Eileen Hutcheon is the Estate Agency Manager at Grigor & Young.

Her job is to take you through the marketing and sales process for your house with G&Y.

In this article, we look at the normal estate agency procedure, so you can understand what is involved from first point of contact right through to your property going on the market. [Read more…]

When A Local Solicitor Is Best For You

Recently, a former client came to see us in Elgin asking us to act for him in selling his house and buying a new one.

Nothing usual about that, you might think.

He explained that he had used a national estate agency to market his house.

They had told him that, rather than using a local solicitor for the legal aspects of the house sale,  it would be easier to use “their solicitor” based in the south of Scotland.

But, as things turned out, in his case, it wasn’t easier at all. [Read more…]

Stamp Duty Changes in Scotland

Stamp Duty changes in Scotland take effect from Spring 2015.

The implementation is on 01 April 2015, although Revenue Scotland, who will be administering it, will be live from January.

What is the change?

[Read more…]

Moray Property Sales and House Prices Show Increase

Figures released by Registers of Scotland (RoS) for July – September 2014 show that the number of house sales in Moray increased from 417 in the same period in 2013 to 498.

This is an increase of just under 20%.

The average cost of a house in Moray is now £153,560, which is a 9.2% increase on the 2013 figure of £140,650.

Interviewed for The Press and Journal, Eileen Hutcheon, Grigor & Young’s Estate Agency Manager, said that it was very encouraging to read the RoS reports issued on 28 October 2014 showing the increase in house sales levels. [Read more…]

We are here to help

Our offices are closed but we are still open and here to help.


In accordance with Government guidelines, and to ensure the health and well-being of our
Staff and the wider community, our offices in Elgin and Forres are now closed to the public
until further notice.


However, we are still here to help you. We have a very small, core team remaining at each
office and the bulk of our legal and property teams are working remotely and are available to
assist you by way of telephone, video call or email.


Our main office number (01343 544077) is manned from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Thursday
and 9am – 4pm on Fridays. Please call and you will be passed to the member of our team
dealing with your business. If you are a new client requiring assistance, then you will be
passed to someone who will be able to help.


Those members of our team who are working remotely remain contactable on their direct
dial numbers and email. If the person who was dealing with your business is not currently
working then your call or email is being diverted to the person progressing matters for you.


This is a difficult time for everyone. We want to do all that we can to help you continue with
any ongoing business, or simply help and advise you if you have concerns. These are
extraordinary times and we totally understand that you may have legal questions or
concerns. Please feel free to call for a chat and we will do all we can to assist.


If we all take good care of ourselves, our families, our friends and our neighbours, we are
sure that together we will come through this difficult time.