Solicitor fees conveyancing are an essential part of your budget to get right. Without these figures, you could fall at the final hurdle. Therefore, you need to know as soon as possible in the process how much you will need to pay.
If you are buying a property in Scotland is the process any different?
Although the end result of paying a solicitors conveyancing fee in Scotland is the same as in England and Wales, the process of conveyancing itself is slightly different.
Firstly, the offer on a property is made through the conveyancing solicitors rather than through the estate agent. If you want to buy a property in Scotland, you will need to engage a Scottish conveyancer and let them handle the purchase. If you are selling a property in England you may still be able to use the same conveyancer, but you might want to check whether they are happy to work in this way. If not, you will need to engage a second solicitor.
The buyer’s solicitor will send the offer in writing to the seller’s solicitor who will respond with a qualified acceptance if they agree to the offer. This means that they accept the offer, but that there are conditions that need to be met. The conveyancer will then discuss this with the buyer, who will either agree or disagree with the conditions. Correspondence will go back and forth until an agreement is made or one or other party withdraws. These terms are conditions are known as missives and once signed, are legally binding just as a contract would be.
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