A Guide To Self Build Property
An overview of the basics.
WHAT TO EXPECT Building your own home is a dream prospect for most people. Designing your own home on the perfect piece of ground – in house building terms, what couldn’t be more appealing? But let’s think facts and avoid the nightmares of landlocked plots, inadequate services and difficult neighbours.
THE FUN STARTS HERE. The fun bit: choosing the plot; sitting down with your architect to design; and watching your dreams become a reality as construction starts. Why spoil it with lawyers? Well, you’ll want to make sure that the plot actually belongs to you; that the boundaries are where you think they are; you have the rights to build there; you have access to the plot; you can connect to drains and sewers, you can lead water and other services over adjoining land; there isn’t a problem with other developments; the mineral rights aren’t unusual; and of course that your mortgage lender is happy that your lawyer has checked all of this (and more) out.
Don’t worry! Our lawyers have extensive experience with this. They’ll know where to look and what to watch out for on your behalf.
You’ll also need to think about lending, should you need it. The most common way is to receive your loan funds in tranches, where you receive some of the mortgage funds after each stage of completion of construction.
Who is doing the building? Make sure that your contractor is properly endorsed professionally. Recommendations by family and friends are useful, but always make sure you receive multiple quotes from different builders to compare costs.
But most importantly of all – make sure you contact us before you begin! Don’t leave it until you’ve started to find out you have an expensive problem that could have been addressed at the beginning. Call us if you’d like some free advice or if you are about to start building!
WORKING ACROSS THE WHOLE OF SCOTLAND …As the prices fluctuate due to regional or very specific local issues we pride ourselves in keeping you the client in the best position to buy or sell. Conveyancing in Scotland has become more complex and huge amounts of money can be gained or lost dependent on having the right team to support and represent you.
With the support of our professional advisers and business partners we can keep you in the best position regardless of where your conveyancing transaction is within Scotland. Our Solicitors can call out to visit you and we can even arrange for some local financial advice or estate agent if you require a wider appreciation of the local market you are selling or buying in.
No matter where you are wishing to buy your property in Scotland your Scottish Conveyancing Solicitor can be there for you. With home or work place visits and local advice we can ensure that your legal position is secured and your interests are fully represented. Ensure you appoint the best team to represent you.
We have built on the comprehensive legal service by organising home of work place visits. Local knowledge is never lost and is one of our great benefits regardless of where in Scotland you are buying, selling or transferring. Why not have the full service, and at a reasonable cost. We have built or service on providing results without loosing site of how important keeping the conveyancing fees to a level where you the client can get a great service without the high end legal costs.
CALL AND SEE HOW WE MAKE THE DIFFERENCE TO CLIENTS With the support of our professional advisers and business partners we can keep you in the best position regardless of where your conveyancing transaction is within Scotland. Our Solicitors can call out to visit you and we can even arrange for some local financial advice or estate agent if you require a wider appreciation of the local market you are selling or buying in.