How to go about buying a house

The property market has changed a lot in the last few years and the process of buying a property has also changed. You might have bought a property in Scotland before, but if it was prior to the introduction of Home Reports in late 2008 the process will now be quite different. This step-by-step guide will help you to navigate the process.

Buying direct from a seller

You can negotiate with a property seller, but when it comes to arranging the legal transfer of the property from that person to you, in Scotland you have to engage the services of a solicitor. This part of the process is called ‘conveyancing’ and only solicitors in Scotland are allowed to do this. A solicitor can use their expertise to help you to get the best price and act as a buffer between you and the property seller. Some firms, like MOV8 Real Estate, have a New Client Team that specialises in advising property buyers and negotiating the very best price for them before the conveyancing lawyer takes over.

Expert advice

If you would like to speak to someone about buying a property, give MOV8’s Purchasing Department a call on 0345 646 0208. They specialise in guiding potential property buyers through the whole process. They can let you know the pitfalls, the tips and tricks for getting a great price, and give you a breakdown of what it will actually cost to buy a property. Just call 0345 646 0208 (Option 2) or email [email protected].

The Prime Minister at 8.30pm on Monday, 23 March 2020 announced unprecedented measures restricting movement of the UK population in order to combat the spread of the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.

We are experiencing a huge surge of calls and email requests following this announcement, at a time when our capacity is more restricted than normal by sickness absence. Our capacity to answer calls will be restricted and more calls than normal will end in voicemail. Those voicemails will then be emailed to our central, team email accounts and allocated appropriately to the relevant staff members.

Viewing Requests

Anyone hoping to view a property will be unable to arrange a viewing in the coming three weeks. Reassuring our clients through this particularly difficult time has to be our top priority.

We will have to take the unprecedented step of not responding to viewing requests in the meantime. When restrictions are lifted on movement we would ask that, if you remain interested, you submit a fresh request.

Please Remain Patient - We Are in This Together

We respectfully ask that anyone first makes contact with us by email in the coming days.

We are all in this together. We ask that everyone tries to be kind to each other and to our staff throughout what are already the most stressful and anxious of times for everyone, let alone someone who is supposed to be moving home.

Best wishes and be safe,
MOV8 Real Estate