Whether you’re a first-time buyer, moving up the ladder, or looking for investment property to add to your portfolio, the business of conveyancing can be a stressful time. With the proper support from an expert conveyancing solicitor, with experience in house sales, purchases and re-mortgages in the local area, you can be rest assured you are in the right hands. Our team of solicitors are well experienced in handling all types of sales, from new builds, to part exchanges and in both rural areas and in the city.
Property in Dumbarton
Dumbarton and the surrounding area has a vibrant property market. A solicitor with experience in the local area can be invaluable. We pride ourselves in our in-depth knowledge of the area, which we will use to your advantage.
We look after our clients every step of the way, making your success in the transaction our priority. We understand that sometimes things need to be dealt with quickly to make things happen for you, and will guide you through the entire process.
What does Conveyancing in Scotland Involve?
Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring property from one person to another, and involves many stages of negotiation and agreement. It concludes when the ‘missives’ of the transaction are signed. Missives are a collection of documents which have been agreed on by both parties that form the contract of sale. Searches are also carried out by conveyancing solicitors to check everything is in order before the purchase.
The conveyancing process can take several weeks, and will only conclude when both solicitors are in agreement with all the terms.
The following is a basic outline of what is involved in the conveyancing process:
- Negotiating the terms of the contract, this will include the date of entry, and determining what is included in the sale e.g. white goods
- Search checks on the title deeds and on the Land Register will need to be done to ensure the property belongs to the seller.
- Conclusion of Missives, the letters which form the contract of sale
- The buyer’s solicitors will ensure the funds are in place to purchase the property, from the buyer or the buyer’s mortgage lender. These must be transferred to the seller’s solicitor on the date of entry
- The seller’s solicitor must provide the buyer’s solicitor with the documents needed to transfer ownership of the property
- Once the sale is complete, the buyer’s solicitor must register the buyer as the owner in the Land Register.
Contact our Conveyancing Solicitors in Dumbarton Today
Our friendly team of solicitors deal with transactions throughout Dumbarton and the surrounding areas and are on hand to make your transaction as smooth as possible. To speak to one of our team about your plans for purchasing or selling, contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation via our online contact form, or give us a call on 01389 767 625.