You’ll find that most Scottish Lawyers are also acting as estate agents and will therefore become more involved in selling property than lawyers will do in England or Wales.

They will usually be members of Solicitors and Property Centres. These specialised centres have property showrooms and their own property newspapers in which all the members will advertise their properties for sale.

You will also find traditional estate agents operating in Scotland but they tend to have a smaller chunk of the market than lawyers.

Scottish contract law is different from that practiced in England and Wales and an earlier signing and creation of a binding contract is normal.