Conveyancing Solicitor In Glasgow West End
Based in Glasgow, our experienced conveyancing lawyers serve clients throughout Glasgow and all surrounding areas. Our experience and local knowledge ensures that you will get the best possible advice whether you are buying or selling property.
Conveyancing Solicitors Glasgow
For most of us, the largest transaction we’ll ever enter into will be the purchase of our home. With that in mind, it’s important you take expert legal advice from the best conveyancing solicitors you can find. At Jain, Neil & Ruddy we offer a focused residential purchase and sale service.
Conveyancing Lawyers for Buying Property
Our solicitors and partners are extremely experienced in the field of residential conveyancing. Unlike many firms, we do not treat conveyancing as simply a matter of process. We ensure that all of the work is carried out by experienced solicitors. We offer an unusually high level of Partner/Client contact to give you the very highest levels of service and expertise.
We know that the process of buying and selling can be stressful, which is why we’ll always communicate with you throughout. We use our experience to explain the transaction in plain English, without confusing you with legal jargon. We know that each client has their own needs and concerns and we always take a proactive approach in dealing with any worries you have.
What are the steps involved in buying a home?
When you see a property you like, you should get in touch with us. We’ll contact the Estate Agent to ‘note interest’ and find out about more about the property, whether there is any competing interest and if the seller has fixed a closing date. All of our Solicitors are heavily involved in the local property market and are well placed to advise you on the price to be offered, conditions of that offer and how to secure a property at the best possible price including of course all the legal formalities. At an early stage we’ll discuss your financial arrangements for buying the property, the information available in the Home Report in respect of the property and we will discuss with you any recommendations to obtain additional reports on the condition for example of the roof, damp or timber specialist.
At the earliest possible opportunity we will provide you with a detailed quotation of fees and outlays which you will incur in connection with the transaction and our terms of conditions. You will also be asked to provide us with suitable forms of identification as is required by law.
Once we take your detailed instructions and submit the formal written offer on your behalf usually with a time limit for acceptance we will let you know as soon as we have the Estate Agent’s response and assuming we can reach agreement on the main terms of the price and date of entry we will then within a matter of a few days receive from the selling solicitors agent a written acceptance of the offer which will be “qualified”. That means that the seller is, in principle, happy to deal with you subject to some negotiation of some of the terms of the sale. Offers are also qualified to make them specific to the particular property you are purchasing. This process is known as adjusting missives.
The word missives is simply a Scottish Legal term for a contract for the purchase or sale of a property and usually comprises an offer on your behalf followed by an acceptance from the sellers solicitor and a final acceptance which together create a legally binding contract which we will confirm to you in writing. Once the missives are binding, it will not be possible (except in limited circumstances) for either party to withdraw from the transaction. It is therefore important to ensure all your funding for the property is in place before missives are concluded.
After that we deal with the conveyancing. Conveyancing is an intensive process which must take place and be completed between conclusion of missives and the date of entry and involves a considerable amount of work between us and the selling solicitors. Closer to the date of entry when we will submit our statement of account for your approval. This will detail the purchase price, the amount we will receive from your lender by way of any mortgage funding, our fees and outlays in accordance with the quotation and a final balance due by you which we will ask you to ensure is with us as cleared funds no later than the day preceding settlement.
If there is a mortgage involved we will arrange an appointment for you to come in to sign the mortgage documents and explain the importance of those, the consequences of failing to adhere to the mortgage conditions and answer any questions you have at that stage.
If LBTT is applicable on your transaction the statement will include the sum we require from you in that connection and we will pay that on your behalf once the transaction has settled and arrange to register the title deeds in your name at Registers House in Edinburgh.
At the date of entry we will pay the price to the selling solicitors and in exchange will receive keys, title deeds and the signed Disposition transferring the title to you.
All that’s left is for you to collect the keys to your new home!
Conveyancing Lawyers for Selling Property
The selling process is very similar to the Buying process and involves many of the same steps.
When selling your property, your conveyancing lawyer will try and conclude the missives as soon as reasonably practicable. We will examine your Home Report and advise you at an early stage what further documents you will require (such as planning and building consents).
We will liaise with your lender and redeem any mortgage shortly after the date of entry. We will organise various property searches which require to be exhibited to the buyer’s solicitor and address all queries they raise.
Conveyancing Lawyers Glasgow West End
If you’re thinking of buying or selling your home, we can help. We are a focused practice with decades of conveyancing experience. For expert conveyancing advice in Glasgow and the surrounding areas, please call us on 0141 221 8778