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Can I pull out after putting in an offer for a house in Scotland?

Buying a property is a huge investment, not just financially but personally too. So before making an offer, it is important to be sure you can afford the home you are interested in and that it is the right property for you and your family. 

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How long does conveyancing take?

Conveyancing is a complex part of all property transactions involving several essential steps. Delays are common at this stage. Although it is difficult to provide a precise time frame for your transaction, our Conveyancing Solicitors will give you a realistic expectation of how long it will take. 

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Thinking of buying at an online property auction?

Online property auctions offer all of the advantages of buying and selling at auction, with a remote and accessible bidding system. However, before proceeding with any purchase at an online property auction, you must obtain proper legal advice to make sure you don’t run into any problems further down the line. Our conveyancing lawyers have published a new guide here, setting out the importance of preparation before making any purchase.

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Help with Conveyancing and Placing Requests for Maidenhill, Newton Mearns

If you are looking to buy a home in Maidenhill Newton Mearns, we can help. The new Maidenhill development in Newton Mearns has been created by CALA Homes (West) and Taylor Wimpey West Scotland and is designed to be a socially-inclusive neighbourhood set within acres of open green space. It is easy to see why many families are attracted to buying a property in the Maidenhill development, and our solicitors can help you to secure your dream home. 

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LBTT threshold in Scotland increased to £250,000 - Good news for home buyers in Scotland​

We are pleased to hear the good news that the changes to Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) will begin on Wednesday 15 July (and lasting until 31 March 2021). 

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