How to go about buying a house

The property market has changed a lot in the last few years and the process of buying a property has also changed. You might have bought a property in Scotland before, but if it was prior to the introduction of Home Reports in late 2008 the process will now be quite different. This step-by-step guide will help you to navigate the process.

Buying direct from a seller

You can negotiate with a property seller, but when it comes to arranging the legal transfer of the property from that person to you, in Scotland you have to engage the services of a solicitor. This part of the process is called ‘conveyancing’ and only solicitors in Scotland are allowed to do this. A solicitor can use their expertise to help you to get the best price and act as a buffer between you and the property seller. Some firms, like MOV8 Real Estate, have a New Client Team that specialises in advising property buyers and negotiating the very best price for them before the conveyancing lawyer takes over.

Expert advice

If you would like to speak to someone about buying a property, give MOV8’s Purchasing Department a call on 0345 646 0208. They specialise in guiding potential property buyers through the whole process. They can let you know the pitfalls, the tips and tricks for getting a great price, and give you a breakdown of what it will actually cost to buy a property. Just call 0345 646 0208 (Option 2) or email [email protected].