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Transfer of Title

Our Property and Conveyancing department is led by partner, Robert Macduff-Duncan.  Robert was admitted as a solicitor in 2004, joined the firm in 2018 and was assumed as a partner in 2021.

We regularly act for clients who wish to transfer their property to other members of their family, often to follow up on advice given by our Private Client department.  Title may also require to be transferred following separation or divorce, or following the death of the owner, to effect the terms of a will. 

This type of transaction will usually involve:

  • speaking to you and providing advice;
  • completing of Anti-Money Laundering procedures and identity checks;
  • drawing up a range of documents including a disposition and mortgage security where necessary;
  • examining title;
  • inspecting searches and reports;
  • arranging settlement (completion) of the transaction;
  • obtaining and managing the funds from you and from any mortgage lender;
  • submitting a Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) return (if necessary) and making payment of tax where applicable to Revenue Scotland; and
  • registering the new title (and security documentation where a lender is involved) with Registers of Scotland.

The fixed fee for this work may be £450 plus VAT of £90

Registration dues change on sliding scales dependent on the price of the property.  However, in respect of the transfer of property worth £200,000, the outlays may include some or all of:

£400 for registration of Disposition

£80 for registration of the discharge of any old mortgage;

£80 for registration of any new mortgage security;

£114 for Plans Report

£20 for Advance Notice for the security; and

£135 for title and property searches.

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Client Comments


Thank you for being there are every stage of this process, the ease of talking to you, the efficiency that you get things done and the advice you give. I look forward to your advice over the coming years.

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