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Customer Feedback Mackenzie Jones Solicitors Limited  “Kristina Bates and Andew Foley Jones provided first class communication and excellent service. ”    Beaumont Legal  “Good and fast communication and an excellent job all round. ”    Ciampa Solicitors  “Excellent advice at a good price. Thank you, keep up the good work Ciampa.”    Chadwick Lawrence LLP  “Excellent service, very happy with the whole process.”    Harding Evans LLP  “The service was excellent which made the process very straight forward.”    Mackenzie Jones Solicitors Limited  “Regular emailed updates. Helpful advice and explanations given. Good price. Overall, very happy.”    Beaumont Legal  “very happy with the speed and communication”    Cheesman & Co  “Good completion. Excellent staff”    fwdlaw associates  “Very efficient excellent service, thank you”    Beaumont Legal  “Was very happy with the proses of every thing.”    
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Some Local Solicitors

Lows Orkney01856 873151Nicolsons01856 872036
Herd Law Practice01856 870787

Should I use a Kirkwall solicitor for my conveyancing?

There's no real need to use a solicitor located in Kirkwall to do your conveyancing. Your whole case can be managed efficiently by post, email and telephone.

Why use a Kirkwall Estate Agent?

There is a recent trend of Kirkwall home-owners trying to sell their own properties. Many websites now offer services to assist with this, but at, we still believe there is great value in using the services of a good local estate agent to market and sell your property.

Here are some points to consider when deciding whether to find an estate agent to help you market and sell or let your property.


A good estate agent in Kirkwall will be able to advise you on how to best present your property to potential purchasers.

Get The Higher Price for your Property

Experienced Estate agents in Kirkwall will understand the Kirkwall house market, and will assist you with getting the best sale value for your property.

In The Know

A good Kirkwall estate agent will already have a shortlist of potential buyers (applicants) on their books, who may immediately want to view your property. This could result in a quick sale.


If you desire to do a complex task then it's typically prudent to either seek advice from an expert, or to get an expert to do the task on your behalf. purchasing or making the sale of property in Kirkwall is no exception to the rule. A significant number of property sales or purchases can prove to be extremely trouble-free, but others are quite the opposite. If a difficult item pops up during the process, you will be pleased to have the guidance and expert knowledge of your property agent.

Author: Terry Davies

Selling Tips

Pay For A Deep CleanPay For A Deep Clean - If a girl was going out on a important date, there's a reasonable chance she's either spend a lot of time at home getting ready, or even go to a Kirkwall beauty salon. If you're trying to sell a Kirkwall property then don't treat it any different! Consider getting in a deep-cleaning service. Prices, and level of service will vary, so look around! They will steam clean carpets, curtains and upholstery. They will get rid of all of the dirt that you may not even notice. Your oven will look like new! Hopefully the overall freshness and odour of your property will improve. This should really help with your sale!

Have Realistic Expectations With Respect To The MarketHave Realistic Expectations About The Market - As with a lot of markets in the U.K., the property marketplace in Kirkwall is on its knees. You should be realistic about the actual market value of your house if you're wanting a fast sale. This may be hard work, especially so if you stretched too far on your loan when you bought your property. Consider having a chat about your circumstances with your Independent Financial Adviser, and your property agent to come to an agreement of a suitable market valuation for your home.

Do Simple JobsDo Simple Jobs - Are you trying to sell property in Kirkwall? If so, you may want to take a good, objective look around. How many small, simple jobs are there that you haven't bothered getting around to doing? The problem is that we become blind to the small flaws after a while (apart from the ones that annoy us), whereas an observant newcomer to your home will spot them straight away. We're talking about curling wall-paper, or borders just need sticking down; Marks on walls, that need wiping off; Dead flies or dust on a lamp-shade; Dirty windows; Old screw-holes in walls that need filling and touching up. Now is the time to put a day aside to do these little jobs, and help achieve the best price for you property.

Molehills And Ants NestsMolehills And Ants Nests - If your garden suffers from Mole Hills or ants nests, then take appropriate action to eliminate these pests (humanely, of course). These garden pests could be off-putting to Kirkwall property buyers.

Author: Terry Davies

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Drever & Heddle
56 Albert Street, KW15 1HQ
Lows of Orkney
5 St Magnus Lane Broad Street, KW15 1DJ

Food For Thought

When will I have to pay money out?
As a seller, you will have to pay for a Home Information Pack before marketing can begin. Once you have secured a sale, your Kirkwall solicitor may ask for some money up front when their work begins. The balance of the money from the sale will come to you on the day of completion. The solicitor will take their fee out at this stage, as will the Kirkwall Estate Agent. As a buyer, your solicitor may ask for some money up front when their work begins. On Exchange of Contracts, you will be asked by your solicitor to provide 5% or 10% of the purchase price. On the day of completion, your mortgage money will come in to your solicitor who will pass it on to the seller.
Not All Agents Are Of the same quality
Not all estate agents are the same. When you are selecting a Kirkwall agent to sell your home it is well worth asking many things. How much commission do they charge? Will they attend viewings? Do they communicate well? What do their brochures and window display brochures appear like? What are the optional extras that you may have to find money for to enjoy? How often will your property appear in your local paper? What is their buyer's database shaping up like? Is their premises presentable? These are all questions well worth asking of your agent before employing them. Don't forget, you should be hunting for the most diverse collection of services for the cheapest fee.

Author: Terry Davies

Customer Reviews & Comments

Butterworths Solicitors

Excellent prompt service I will no doubt recommended to all acquaintances My special thanks to Fiona and Adele J P Chevalier Flat 2 9 Oakhill Avenue London NW3 7RD . Client, NW3. Rating: rating: 5 stars February, 2011

Beaumont Legal

Hi, Great service and value. I will use again !! Thanks!!. Mortgage Broker, CV7. Rating: rating: 5 stars March, 2009

Edward Hands And Lewis

Case completed swiftly and solicitors coped well with rush brought on at end of purchase. Mortgage Broker, FY4. Rating: rating: 5 stars March, 2014

Beaumont Legal

Case was handled well. Mortgage Broker, B63. Rating: rating: 5 stars January, 2011

Chadwick Lawrence LLP

I was impressed by Jenny Newsums handling of my case and enjoyed working with her. I found her to be responsive to any issues that I raised and her advice was promptly and clearly clearly presented. Id be very happy to recommend Chadwick Lawrence, and Jenny in particular, to friends and colleagues looking for an efficient, cost effective conveyancing process. James Batchelor 19th Feb 2012 . Client, B49. Rating: rating: 5 stars February, 2012

Chadwick Lawrence LLP

Caroline was a great help throughout our transaction and handled the process quickly and efficiently. I would highly recommend her.. Client, SW19. Rating: rating: 5 stars May, 2013