Buying

Buying in Scotland

Buying in Scotland

Buying a home in Scotland involves a completely different system.  The seller will invite ‘offers over’ a certain price, and if you want to buy the house you must instruct your solicitor to make a sealed bid.  You must have a mortgage before you start home hunting because if your bid is successful, you are legally obliged to buy.  Similarly, you must get a survey before putting in an offer.  And if your bid is not successful, you will have to pay for a survey for every house you are interested in.  In Scotland, the solicitor plays a much bigger role and often acts as the selling agent, rather than the estate agent.