A Buyer's Guide

When buying residential property in Scotland, it is important to note that the Scottish legal system (and thus the home-buying process) is distinct from the English system. It is also worth noting that the process for buying re-sale property differs from that for buying new-build property.

With both types of property, it is advisable to appoint a Scotland-based solicitor as early as possible in the process, especially if you have not purchased a property in Scotland before.

If you are looking for property in Scotland and want us to tell you if suitable properties come on the market, register with us here.

Within our buyer's guide you can find more information on the steps you go through to buy a property in Scotland, including all of the costs you need to consider and the role of a solicitor in the Scottish property buying process. We give you an overview of home reports and how they are distinct from English HIPs, plus details of the available Home Ownership Shemes and our guidance on buying a property to let.

If you are relocating to Scotland for the first time it can be a daunting move, so you can find our tips here to help smooth the process.