Backing Out Of A House Purchase Or Sale (When Is It Too Late?)

Buying or selling a house is a big decision in anyone’s life.

It is not surprising that many people worry that they may have made the wrong decision.

Backing out of a house purchase or sale is not a decision to be taken lightly and you need to know your rights.

As you might expect, whether you can simply change your mind and walk away, or whether there will be any consequences if you choose to do so, depends on the circumstances. [Read more…]

What Are Missives?

“My mortgage adviser says that I must sign the missives – what does this mean?”

Good question.

“Missives” aren’t as complex or strange as you may think.

It is simply a collection of letters, usually between solicitors, which, taken together, form a contract in connection with a property. [Read more…]

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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.