Residential Conveyancing

Buying and selling your home can be a stressful time – so let us take care of the tricky stuff. Our team has over 30 years experience and an unrivalled knowledge of the East Lothian property market. We do everything we can to make the process as straightforward as possible for you.

What is residential conveyancing?

Conveyancing involves legally transferring home ownership from the seller to the buyer. So you’ll need the services of a residential conveyancer if you are:

  • Buying a new home
  • Selling your home
  • Transferring ownership on death
  • Transferring ownership due to divorce or separation
  • Transferring ownership as a gift
  • Your conveyancer will also complete the remortgage transaction and discharge your mortgage once it has been repaid

Residential conveyancing when buying your home

Buying your home can be a complex process. Whether you’re a first time buyer, are looking for a bigger property to meet the needs of a growing family, or are even looking to downsize – you’re going to need a conveyancer. For most people, their home is their biggest asset so you’ll want to make sure your next move is the right move.
Our legal team can help you with all the legal aspects of buying your home including:

  • Speaking to your mortgage lender
  • Completing your transfer documents
  • Preparing your loan documents
  • Advising you on LBTT (land and buildings transaction tax) implications

Our Estate Agency team can also support you in areas such as noting interest in a property, arranging a survey and negotiating offers.

Residential conveyancing when selling your home

Selling your home comes with as much, if not more, paperwork than buying a new home. Luckily, we’re here to make the process as easy and straightforward as possible.
Let us help you with all the important aspects of selling your home, including:

  • Creating a tailored marketing strategy to increase exposure and reach potential buyers
  • Offering advice on any offers you receive, negotiating the price and date of entry, plus any conditions specific to the sale
  • Issuing an acceptance on your behalf, which protects your best interests and arranging to have the contract of sale binding on both parties
  • Completing all the searches, preparing the transfer documents and answering any questions raised by the buyers’ solicitors
  • Arranging for the repayment of your mortgage – both in terms of establishing how much is outstanding and making sure the balance is paid when the transaction is completed
  • Settling the transaction, which involves letting your Council Tax Office know of the change of ownership and sending the proceeds of the sale direct to you

Ready to make the right move? Get in touch with us today.


More information

For more information on our Residential Conveyancing services, please contact one of our team: