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Buying a house in Glasgow

The largest city in Scotland, Glasgow is located on the River Clyde in the country’s West Central Lowlands. The population of Greater Glasgow has risen above 1.2 million, meaning that there is certainly a demand for property in the area.

At My Home Move Conveyancing we have been developing our knowledge of the local market since 2002, enabling us to deliver a quality conveyancing service to those in the Glasgow area.

If you are thinking of buying or selling property in Glasgow, you’ll need to instruct a lawyer to carry out the legal work on your behalf.

My Home Move Conveyancing offer award winning customer service, and innovative use of technology as well as intimate knowledge and expertise of the local market. Our fixed fee conveyancing service includes no hidden extra costs, meaning that you’ll know exactly how much you’ll be paying from the outset. If you don’t end up moving, you won’t need to pay us anything.

All of our clients are assigned a dedicated conveyancer, who will act on your behalf throughout your case, providing you with a consistent point of contact and regular updates of the progress. At My Home Move Conveyancing we have provided legal assistance to customers across Glasgow, from the West End’s residential areas such as Dowanhill and Hillhead to South Side hotspots including Giffnock and Whitecraigs.

Local statistics

The average house price in Glasgow is £140,426.

However, during the last year the average sale price was almost £15,000 more than this, up 4% on the year before but still down some 42% on 2006 when the average was just under £270,000.

Essential info

The local authority responsible for properties is Glasgow City Council. They can be contacted on 0141 287 2000 or at the following address:

Glasgow City Council
City Chambers
Glasgow
G2 1DU

The local area

Glasgow is the UK’s third largest city, growing from its origins as a small rural settlement to become Britain’s largest seaport. It became a focal point for trade with North America and the West Indies in the 18th century, and was also prominent during the Scottish Enlightenment around the same time. A culturally rich city, Glasgow is renowned for its strong music scene and an array of festivals throughout the year.

The city is well connected when it comes to transport, offering an international airport and comprehensive bus and train networks. The M8 motorway passes through the city centre and heads east towards Edinburgh, also linking the M73, M74 south towards Carlisle, M77 towards Kilmarnock and the M80 north towards Falkirk.

There are four universities within touching distance of the city centre, including one of the English-speaking world’s oldest, the University of Glasgow. Families with younger children might wish to consider the Jordanhill School, Glasgow Gaelic School, or Hutcheson’s Grammar School and the High School of Glasgow, both of which have long histories.

All properties in Glasgow will fall within one of the following council tax bands.

Council tax band A

Property value range

up to £27000

Council tax charge

£1,148.93

Council tax band B

Property value range

over £27000 and up to £35000

Council tax charge

£1,340.42

Council tax band C

Property value range

over £35000 and up to £45000

Council tax charge

£1,531.91

Council tax band D

Property value range

over £45000 and up to £58000

Council tax charge

£1,723.40

Council tax band E

Property value range

over £58000 and up to £80000

Council tax charge

£2,224.26

Council tax band F

Property value range

over £80000 and up to £106000

Council tax charge

£2,721.55

Council tax band G

Property value range

over £106000 and up to £212000

Council tax charge

£3,247.42

Council tax band H

Property value range

over £212000

Council tax charge

£4,025.50

About us

Established in 2001, we exclusively deal with the legal side of moving home. Last year alone, through our experienced conveyancers, we helped nearly 50,000 customers have a hassle-free experience. We are a truly national company, having completed transactions in each of the 109 postcode areas in England and Wales.

Our promise to you…

We understand that moving house can be stressful. So we make sure everything we do makes the process as easy and efficient as possible. We’ll give you an all inclusive fixed quote from the start so there won’t be any surprises. The price only changes if your instructions do.

You’ll have access to our unique, easy to use, online case management service to track your case. And dedicated conveyancing experts who’ll be on hand to guide you through the whole process.

We know you’re busy, so we’re open 8am until 8pm most weekdays, and open at weekends too!

Finally, if your move falls through, through no fault of your own, we won’t charge you a penny in legal fees.

Multiple industry awards

See why our unique conveyancing service (My Home Move and its wholly owned law firm) has been recognised as an industry leading, award-winning conveyancing company.

Best Legal Services Provider

Future of Legal Services Innovation

Most Innovative Use of Technology

Best Conveyancing Provider

National Conveyancing Firm of the Year

Best Legal Services Provider

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What's involved

Once you have your offer accepted, it’s time to get the ball rolling on legally transferring the ownership to you. Here’s how we do things at My Home Move Conveyancing.

First, your estate agents will send us a copy of the Memorandum of sale, which provides the details of the property, the amount offered and the name of the sellers and buyers and their conveyancers. You will be asked to complete your details and provide to us your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill.

Read our Home Buying Process guide

If you are selling a house, you will need a Conveyancer to act for you – that’s where we come in!

You will be asked by us to complete your details and provide your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill. You will also be asked to fill in a Property Information form including some specific details about the property, its boundaries, any alterations to the property etc. If you have any additional paperwork such as planning permissions or notices, then these will be required by us to send with the contract papers. We will also ask you to complete a Fixtures, Fittings and Contents form to say what you will be taking and leaving behind. If the property is leasehold, you will be asked for information about who you pay ground rent and services charges to…

Read our Home Selling Process guide

After we have received your instructions to act we will check the legal issues and title to your property to ensure it offers a satisfactory security for your new lender, as this is the essence of a mortgage.

We will also check the amounts outstanding on any current mortgage registered on the property as these will have to be repaid at completion. The amounts will be confirmed with you.

Usually, we will not carry out Local, Drainage or Mining (if appropriate) searches as we will put in place an insurance which will protect your lender. This is less expensive for you and quicker. Some lenders still require that searches are made and will not rely on insurance. If this is the case the searches will have to be made and the cost will show on the Financial Statement sent to you.

At about the same time that you receive your Mortgage Offer we receive a copy together with the lender’s instructions to act for them. We will consider the Offer to ensure that we do those things required of us as the solicitors and to check what other conditions have to be satisfied.

We will then send you the Mortgage Deed to sign and any other documentation that may be required by your lender. We shall need to have this back from you as soon as possible and certainly by the day before we complete. Otherwise there will be a delay.

You need to check that the Mortgage Offer is acceptable to you. For example, is the mortgage amount and mortgage product correct? Is it the correct method of repayment? Are there any early repayment fees?

We target a completion date for 7 days after we receive our copy of the Mortgage Offer but our being able to complete depends on the terms of the Offer and any peculiarities of your transaction.

If the new mortgage amount is less than the amount we have to pay to your existing lender, we will ask for the difference from you, before the completion date.

Following completion we deal with the registration formalities to ensure the mortgage security is perfected for your lender and any deeds will then be sent to your lender for safe-keeping.

Note – If your property is leasehold, we also:

Request your landlord to confirm that all ground rent, service charges and insurance premiums (if applicable) have been paid to date and that there is no known breach of the lease.

Have to approve the wording of the lease.

Have to serve on the landlord a notice of discharge of your existing mortgage and a notice that a new mortgage has been given to your new lender.

Read our Remortgaging Process guide

Get in touch

Quotation Team

If you would like to discuss a quotation you have received please call our Quotation Team on

0333 234 4425

Monday - Tuesday

9am

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7pm

Wednesday - Friday

9am

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5pm

Conveyancing Team

If you would like to speak to someone about your case please call our Conveyancing Team on

0333 234 4396

Monday - Thursday

8am

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8pm

Friday

8am

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7pm

Saturday

9am

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4pm

Sunday

10am

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3pm