Property Conveyancing Scotland

Whether you are buying or selling your home or investment property, Watermans will work with you to make the conveyancing process as straightforward as possible. Watermans is a trusted law firm offering residential and commercial property conveyancing in Scotland, as well as estate agency services.

Residential Conveyancing

Residential Conveyancing

Buying or selling a house can be one of the biggest milestones in your life. Although an exciting time, it can also be stressful, and our legal team at Watermans are here to help by guiding you through it all.

Commercial Conveyancing

Commercial Conveyancing

Whether you are a property investor, a business owner, or a developer looking for your next project, you can be assured of our expert help with all aspects of your commercial property transaction.

Estate Agency

Estate Agency

Having Watermans as your estate agent means that you can ensure the property sale process will be as straightforward as possible — leaving you to focus on packing!

Straightforward Experience

I was really impressed with how their expertise and efficiency simplified everything. The team was great at keeping me in the loop and responding quickly, which took a lot of the stress off my shoulders. Their professional and detailed approach made sure everything went smoothly and successfully.

S McFadzean, Estate Agency & Conveyancing Services

The Short of It

  • For commercial and residential conveyancing,

    Watermans is here to help you with all transfer and transaction needs, simplifying the process of acquiring or selling your property.

  • As a team of expert solicitors and estate agents,

    we can help you with buying or selling your house from beginning to end with the best service and expert market advice.

  • Watermans are available for conveyancing all over Scotland,

    from south of Glasgow to north of Inverness. Our offices are based in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee.

  • Watermans is all about giving you straightforward advice

    and making the process of buying or selling a house as transparent as possible.

  • The Long of It

    Our Estate Agency

    Watermans are trusted property solicitors based in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee. Our dual expertise in law and real estate makes us a superb choice for both commercial and residential house conveyancing in Scotland.

    Our expert team of estate agents and house conveyancing solicitors can help you with all your real estate needs. Whether you have just decided to sell your property and need to ask questions or you are ready to start the process, Watermans solicitors and estate agents can help you from valuation and listing to negotiating and accepting your best offer.

    What you need to know

    We ensure that all your property is listed on popular platforms like ESPC, Rightmove and Zoopla to ensure your property is visible to potential buyers. All your interactions with Watermans and our top Scotland solicitors are accessible and transparent, so you will never have any hidden fees or costs associated with your selling or buying process.

    We pride ourselves on ensuring that our advice and breakdown of any costs will be accurate and easy to understand, so you can focus on thinking about your lovely new home.

    Residential Conveyancing

    As residential conveyancing solicitors, Watermans can assist every step of the way with the conveyancing process.

    From building transaction tax to title deeds, we can offer you straightforward advice and assist with transferring ownership, property purchase and other legal aspects of this complex legal process.

    What you need to know

    Watermans offers you the combined expertise of a law firm with all the industry knowledge of our team of estate agents.

    Our solicitor estate agents take care of everything except the packing. We start the selling process by establishing your legal ownership; we’ll check your title deeds, review home reports, and list your property.

    We then find potential buyers and interested parties, agree on the highest possible purchase price, and facilitate your qualified acceptance of any offers.

    Watermans conveyancing lawyers can also be there for you during your buying process. We can help you get your offers in on your new house before the closing date, as well as complete your house purchase conveyancing so that you have complete peace of mind throughout the entire process.

    Commercial Conveyancing

    As commercial property solicitors, we can manage the legal requirements of the transfer all the way from the initial interest to the completion statement. Our commercial conveyancing solicitors submit your commercial Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) return and offer advice on the latest market developments.

    What you need to know

    As your commercial conveyancing solicitor, Watermans’ solicitors work with you throughout the sale and purchase of commercial buildings and land. We’ll navigate the building transactions and offers to purchase the property so that you can focus on your business.

    Your commercial property solicitor will handle the conveyancing as well as the purchase and sale of the property so that you can do business with complete peace of mind.

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    Watermans: Efficient Property Conveyancing in Scotland

    Watermans is a full-service law firm and estate agency in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Dundee.

    We get results. But more than that, we’ve dedicated our business to uncomplicating the journey that gets us there. Dealing with a solicitor should be a straightforward, transparent experience that resolves your situation. Too often, that is not the case. 

    Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need and making that process as easy as possible.

    If you are buying or selling property in Scotland, then you may need some expert assistance from property solicitors who understand the entire conveyancing process. Watermans' conveyancer agency can help simplify the selling and buying process with our trusted residential and commercial conveyancing service.

    Why choose us Meet the team

    The Conveyancing Process - FAQ

    You will need a solicitor or conveyancer to conclude the transfer and sale of the property. We recommend that you call our conveyancing team early on in the process because conveyancing solicitor firms can help you every step of the way through the conveyancing process in Scotland.

    You need a solicitor to put in your offer, as you require a legal document called a “missive.” This is the only acceptable form of offer, which has to come from a lawyer. Verbal agreements are not binding.

    Conveyancing fees may vary depending on the property and conveyancing solicitor, so it’s best to get in touch and let us assess what you will need from us and then we can give you a straightforward, transparent estimate of the conveyancing fees.

    It will vary slightly depending on the property, but the required deposit is usually around 10% of the total purchase price of the property. This will be paid to the seller when contracts are exchanged, which your conveyancer will transfer to the seller’s conveyancer on the exchange date.

    The conveyancing process in Scotland is quite straightforward, but how long it takes can depend on the properties involved. The average duration is 8 weeks, but many variables in conveyancing in Scotland can affect this.

    The Land and Building Transaction Tax will be worked out according to the rates calculations released by the Scottish Parliament every year. Remember that UK announcements about Stamp Duty Tax do not apply in Scotland. Your dedicated property solicitor will be able to advise on the latest tax rates.

    Conveyancing in Scotland can be a complex process that raises many questions. Watermans is here to give you the simple answers to any questions you might have, whether you’re curious about selling a house or a commercial property.

    Explore our answers above to some of the most frequently asked questions about property conveyancing in Scotland. Alternatively, contact us, and our estate conveyancing team will get in touch with you.

    If you’re looking for property conveyancing in Scotland, contact our expert estate agents at Watermans. We offer straightforward, insightful legal advice and efficient conveyancing services.

    Get in touch with us

    Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need and making that process straightforward. Start the process by sending us your details below or calling us on 0131 555 7055

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    Our property expert

    “My clients would describe me as being approachable, down to earth and easy to get on with. This allows me to build relationships with my clients and provide straightforward legal advice without all the jargon.”

    Shawn Wood, Head of Conveyancing