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Buying and selling

Buying or selling a home is a long and complicated process and it is important to know how to make the right choices.

These pages have information and advice to help you move home and help solve any possible problems you might have to deal with.

Buying a home

Information on buying a house including information on choosing a solicitor or conveyancer, making an offer, mortgages, surveys, and the Home Report.

Mortgage calculator

Tool from the Money Advice Service to help you work out the mortgage you will need to buy your home, and how much payments would increase if interest rates rise.

Selling a home

Guidance on selling a house, from choosing a solicitor or estate agent to completion of sale.

Problems with buying and selling a home

Document covers problems with buying or selling a house and includes problems with solicitors, surveyors, and estate agents, and problems getting a mortgage.

Scottish Government guide to your right to buy your home

Leaflet on the Scottish Executive Right to Buy scheme for Scottish secure tenants covering eligibility and guidance on the purchasing process.

Conversion of ultra-long leases into ownership

Information for tenants and landlords about properties with ultra-long leases and conversion to ownership.