It’s business (mostly) as usual in Spring 2021*
With buyers keen to find their dream home in our beautiful Scottish Borders we are finding ways to make their dream reality while adhering to government guidelines.
Infact, we’ve never been busier as buyers are appreciating the glory of fresh air and rolling countryside that our beautiful Scottish Borders offers – see this recent survey by ESPC.
Office Open Hours
Our Legal and Property Offices are open as usual – Mondays to Fridays, 9am – 5pm
Telephone out-of-hours service
Phone lines are also open at weekends and early evenings for viewing arrangements, feedback and making appointments.
Please see this article: Information for Tenants in an Emergency or download this .PDF file The Emergency Phone Number for Rentals is 07977 923997. This is only for emergency repair rental calls outwith normal office hours.
*Subject to safe working protocol and Scottish Government Guidelines
THE HOUSING MARKET IS TO REMAIN OPEN
The Government has confirmed that moving home and buying and selling property are essential activities that can continue during lockdown.
In all four UK countries, all activities associated with moving home, such as viewings, surveys and removals are allowed to continue.
This includes travelling to viewings across the regional borders of Britain. However, all parties must comply with Government guidelines. These include maintaining a two metre distance, regular handwashing, conducting first-time viewings virtually, wearing face coverings, asking sellers to vacate properties during viewings, and a ban on open houses.
Excerpted from Legal Matters Scotland 5th January news round up for legal professionals across Scotland
If you are buying a property in Scotland you will need a Scottish Solicitor. Ask about our ‘No Key – No Fee’ special deal where you pay no legal fees if your offer is unsuccessful.