Conveyancing

At Sneddon Morrison, our aim is to provide you with advice you can understand and a service aimed to make the legal process of moving house as easy and problem-free as possible.

Our Residential Conveyancing Department is lead by James Morrison and Eric Lumsden both of whom are extremely experienced in dealing with all the legal aspects of house sales and purchases. They are supported by our team of qualified paralegal assistants.

  • Sale of Property: Our Conveyancing team can help you with all the steps necessary to complete the sale of your property. These include negotiating the missives (or contract) between you and the purchasers which covers the price, the date of entry and lots of other important aspects. We will liaise with the purchasing solicitors and your current lender to make sure that your sale is conducted as smoothly as possible. Once the sale has gone through, we can help you arrange to repay your mortgage from the proceeds of the sale and to deal with all the other ancillary matters.
  • Purchase of Property: Our Conveyancing team can help you with all the steps necessary to buy your new home. As soon as you see a property that you think you may want to buy, you should let us know and we can note your interest with the selling agent.  We can then submit an offer to buy the property on your behalf. If the offer is accepted, we will advise you on negotiating and concluding missives (the contract). This will cover most aspects of the transaction such as the price, the date of entry, and other relevant matters. We will examine the title deeds and other documentation relating to the property such as building permits etc. and report to you on these. The seller will sign a new title deed transferring the title to you. We will also assist you with mortgage documentation including the creation of a security over your new home, if required. 
  • Commercial Property: Our Conveyancing team can help you with a wide range of matters relative to commercial transactions including: the formation, sale and purchase os companies; the sale, purchase and lease of commercial property; developments; and general corporate and business advice.
  • Leases:  Our Conveyancing team can help you with the creation of leases over properties (commercial and residential), whether as landlord or tenant. We will assist you with the negotiation of the terms of the lease and prepare the lease documentation.

We give all our residential property clients a detailed estimate, in writing, of the costs including legal fees, VAT, registration dues and, where appropriate, Stamp Duty.

Contact Eric R Lumsden (Whitburn) by e mail at [email protected] or by telephone on 01501 740345

Contact James Morrison (Shotts) by e mail at [email protected] or by telephone on 01501 823923

Contact Graham Ritchie (Bathgate) by e mail at [email protected] or by telephone on 01506 635590

Contact Sandra Sneddon (Livingston) by email at [email protected] or by telephone on 01506 668941