Conveyancing for Aberdeen properties

Aberdeen Conveyancing offers quotations form solicitors who provide conveyancing services for Aberdeen properties.

Post code areas covered: AB10, AB11, AB12, AB14, AB15, AB21, AB22, AB23, AB25, AB30, AB31, AB32, AB33, AB34, AB35, AB36, AB37, AB38, AB39, AB41, AB42, AB43, AB44, AB45, AB51, AB52, AB53, AB54, AB55, AB56

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The Aberdeen Property Market

Aberdeen is situated on the West coast of Scotland. It boasts many historical properties, and has a divers range of residential property to buy or to rent. As is often the case in Scotland, many of Aberdeen's solicitors are also Estate Agents, so it is natural to simply use the same for both selling your property and the conveyancing. However, we think it could save you some significant money if you are prepared to shop around.

If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor to manage your case in Aberdeen then stop and ask yourself: "Do I really need to use a local solicitor for my conveyancing?" Why should this matter? You could have your Conveyancing work done at a fraction of the price by using a national solicitor who specializes in conveyancing. Equoteconveyancing is the perfect website to compare quotes from solicitors who can act on a Scottish case.

Questions & Answers

Q. I want to own a house in Aberdeen and I need to have the conveyancing work done when I do. I've seen conveyancing advertised on the Internet from £95. Do you think these rates are right or are they hiding things like disbursements?
A. These websites are probably only displaying the "Legal Fee" which is the solicitor's professional fee for their time. Any legal fee under £125 is very suspicious. This would barely meet the time charge involved in handling your conveyancing. You are very likely to find other costs heavily inflated to make up the shortfall. E.G. you may pay over the odds for identity checks. It is very naughty quoting a low legal fee without notifying you of all of the extra charges, some of which like the stamp duty fee cannot be avoided.
Q. I live in Aberdeen. If I decide not to use a local lawyer to help sell my flat and use an online service instead, are there any snags I should watch out for?
A. You should always see whether the solicitor is properly registered with the Law Society. It is also important that you obtain any write-ups you can find on the conveyancer to be certain that you are going with a practice with a good reputation. Working at a distance should not be a problem. It is also good practice to check that your chosen firm has a good case tracking system which you can log into to keep an eye on the progress of your case.
Q. What is the purpose of the CON29DW search? I will be moving to Aberdeen - Do I need one of these?
A. This is a drainage and water search. It is an important search as it looks into whether the house is hooked into mains water, sewage and land water drainage systems. We are of the opinion that it will probably soon search issues surrounding flooding. See for more information.
Q. What is the difference between the legal fee and disbursements?
A. The legal fee is the professional fee that the solicitor charges for their effort and experience. Disbursements are the remaining sundry costs - a number of of which cannot be avoided - such as the land registry charge and SDLY stamp duty land tax. Disbursements may perhaps include items such as identity confirmation, form completion charges and charges for searches and bank costs for transferring money.
Q. Can I buy a property with cash?
A. No. There are money laundering regulations that solicitors and estate agents have to abide by. Payments must be actioned through UK banks and building societies only. Monies provided from other sources would be reportable to an Organised Crime body of the police.
Q. I've just heard that the person I am buying my next property from has gone bankrupt. We have exchanged contracts and completion was to occur next week. Will the completion now complete?
A. The rules of bankruptcy will prevail and the Trustee will now stand in the shoes of the vendor. To avoid any breach of contract the Trustee can compel you to complete the purchase but they can also dissolve the contract if they feel it is an onerous contract; this is on the provision that you have not tendered the purchase money on the day of completion otherwise the Trustee must complete.
Q. What do I do first... The conveyancing or the survey?
A. Get the survey done first. The results may be bad enough that your surveyor can advise you not to proceed or otherwise, in which case you would have instructed your legal adviser too soon.
Q. I am selling a house in Aberdeen. I've been sent a 'Pre-Contract Enquiries' form. What is this for?
A. It is standard procedure for the vendor of a property to receive such a form in all instances. The form requires you to state any important facts to the buyer that are known about the property which are outside the terms of the main contract of sale.
Q. I want to buy a home in Aberdeen. I have made an offer through a property agent and it was accepted so I've asked a chartered surveyor to conduct a survey of the property but my property agent has told me that I've been gazumped. What does this mean?
A. This means that another buyer has made a higher offer than you which has been accepted by the seller. It's a bad thing but not illegal, just a bit unscrupulous. The agent has a duty to convey all offers to the owner and as long as sale contracts have not been exchanged you can't sue for any breach as a formal contract has not been formed yet.
Q. My licensed conveyancer said I will be required to purchase searches. What are these for ?
A. Searches are a very important component of conveyancing on a Aberdeen property purchase. Searches perform all of the researching into the property, so that you know in detail what you are buying. Are there any environmental snags? Are there trees under protection? Are there covenants on the land or home? Are there mine-workings under it? Are you the responsible party for contributing to the upkeep of the parish church? Has formal planning permission been granted for any works done on the property? This is just to name a few. A little time expended on searches prior to purchase can save a lot of heartache, and could rescue you from purchasing a home that you will later regret.

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Aberdeen Solicitors

We are so confident that you will get a getter deal with us, from a solicitor that you can read genuine feedback on that we encourage you to comapre like-to-like quotations from Aberdeen solicitors.

Hamilton Watt & Co
Ashley House
4 Bon Accord Cresent
AB11 6DH
01224 586685
Roy Grant & Co
1 Albert Street
AB25 1XX
01224 645066
Jamieson Davie
12 North Silver Street
AB10 1RL
01224 644122
Max Claims
32 Albert Street
AB25 1XR
0800-092 4445
Hutcheon Rattray & Co
393 Union Street
AB11 6BX
01224 623423
Masters Legal Services
85 Rosemount Viaduct
AB25 1NS
01224 652352
Burnett & Co
6a Queens Road
AB15 4ZT
01224 648797
Taggart Meil Mathers
20 Bon Accord Square
AB11 6DJ
01224 588020
Society Of Advocates In Aberdeen
Advocates Hall/Concert Court
Broad Street
AB10 1BS
01224 640079
Baxter & Co
18 Victoria Street
AB10 1XA
01224 646468
Anderson Bain
10 Thistle Street
AB10 1XZ
01224 646411
Burn & McGregor
48A Union Street
AB10 1BB
01224 639660
Kay & Co
231A Union Street
AB11 6BQ
01224 212512
Bruce MacDonald & Co
6 Albert Place
AB25 1RG
01224 643332
Laurie & Co
17 Victoria Street
AB10 1UU
01224 645085
Michael Allan
9 Byron Square
AB16 7LL
01224 696968
McIntosh & McTaggart
123 Crown Street
AB11 6HP
01224 593100
Bryan Keenan & Co
38 Chapel Street
AB10 1SP
01224 648080
Houghton Melvin Smith & Co
15a Victoria Street
AB10 1XB
01224 641555
Burnett & Reid
15 Golden Square
AB10 1WF
01224 646565

Client Feedback in the Aberdeen Area

17, March 2015 - Positive Overall

Good service, completed on the time we requested. Just missing the personal touch with an occasional email to make it an excellent service.

AB12 5BU - Client

02, June 2014 - Positive Overall

Purchase never completed in the end. But we're very professional to deal with.

AB11 6LU - Client

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