Guide

Buying a home: the legal process

Last updated: 9 October 2017

Overview

If you want to buy a house or flat in Scotland there's a legal process you have to follow.

This makes sure both the buyer and seller are protected during the sale.

Some homes in Scotland are sold at a fixed price, but most are sold through a 'blind bidding' system. This means the seller will ask for offers either over or around a minimum price. How much you'll have to pay, then, depends on how many other people make an offer.

Buying a home: the legal process
Overview