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First Time Buyers

Are you a First Time Buyer in Edinburgh?

That’s great. And we’re here to help you.

We are a firm of solicitors in Edinburgh, based in Leith, and have been helping first time buyers like you for over 10 years.

It is always a pleasure to act for people buying their first home and although we cannot promise that it will always be stress-free, we can promise that we shall give you all the help and guidance you need from your search for properties to handing over the keys.

We know that it is expensive for young people to buy their first property which is why we try to give a little help by offering our First Time Buyer clients a special fixed legal fee.

We also know that it is a mixture of excitement and worry, which is why we especially like acting for First Time Buyers like you. We will give you additional help and assistance throughout your property search and then throughout the process of buying your first home. Over the years we have helped hundreds of First Time Buyers in Edinburgh to buy their first property and we would be delighted to help you.

Special First Time Buyers Fee - £750 inc vat

We offer a special fee for first time buyers

There will be other costs to add to the fees such as the registration dues payable to Registers of Scotland to register your title and your lender’s security for the mortgage and also the LBTT (Scottish Stamp Duty)

Terms and Conditions

There are terms and conditions that apply to our special First Time Buyer’s fee which are:

  • It only applies to properties being purchased up to a purchase price of £250,000
  • It doesn’t apply if you are buying a new-build property
  • It doesn’t apply if you are using the LIFT Scheme or similar scheme
  • There is also a small additional fee if you have a Help to Buy ISA or Lifetime ISA

If any of those applies to you, then let us know and we shall be able to provide you with a quote to give you details of the additional fees and additional costs involved.

Ask us to give you a Quote for the whole fees and costs involved in purchasing your first home

If you are interested in our First Time Buyer Service, then why not ask us to give you a quote. The quote will cover not only our fees but will give you an estimate of those other costs. Nothing could be simpler. Just complete the form and we will come back to you with the quote. Alternatively, give us a call on 0131 555 1234.

Get in touch

14 Constitution Street,
EH6 7BT,

Legal Post: LP 13 Leith

Tel: 0131 555 1234

Fax: 0131 555 2299

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Would you like help arranging your mortgage?
Do you have a Help to Buy or Lifetime ISA?

Need some assistance getting a Mortgage Agreement in Principle?

A mortgage agreement in principle is an important first step. It is not a mortgage offer or a mortgage promise but it will give you a good idea of what level of mortgage you can expect to be offered and, as such, is essential when setting your budget.

We have an independent mortgage broker who works from our office who would be delighted to give you a free initial meeting to discuss your requirements and get you a mortgage agreement in principle.

There are good reasons to go through a mortgage broker as opposed to doing this yourselves or going in-branch.

So, if this is of interest to you, why not give us a call on 0131 555 1234 or email us at [email protected] and we can put you in touch with Ally. Also, you will find out more information about mortgages in the Mortgages Section of our website.

Latest Blog Articles​

Get a head start with our helpful Buyers Guide – The First Steps

Get a head start with our Buyers Guide – The First Steps covering the process from the start of your search to the point of making a successful offer. Why not download our Buyers Guide – The First Steps?

Do you want to know more about the whole purchase process?

If you do, then take a look at our In-Depth Buyers Guide which explains the whole process and gives handy tips and advice.

We have lots more information in our First Time Buyer Section of our Blog

We also suggest that you might care to take a look at some of the Blog Articles in our First Time Buyer Section. In particular you might find useful at the start of your search for your first home our Blog Articles on our Top 10 Tips for First Time Buyers and First Time Buyer Budgeting Guide.

And when you find a property you like

Once you see a property you like, email us the details of the property and we will note our interest and report to you about the property. We shall give you advise on what happens next, the current property market and what in our experience of the current Edinburgh Property Market we would expect the property to sell for.

With many properties in Edinburgh attracting interest of many first time buyers like yourselves it may be the case that you will have to offer at a Closing Date. If that is the case, again, we shall explain the process of offering at closing dates and lodge the offer in time and keep you updated on the results. Not heard about closing dates? Why not read our Blog Article – Closing Dates – A Guide for Buyers – explaining all about them?

Do we charge for unsuccessful offers?

No. It is all part of our job to make sure that you get your first step on the property ladder no matter how many offers it takes.


For all things buying property related, see our BUYING page.

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