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Customer Feedback Birchall Blackburn Law (BB Legal Ltd)  “Excellent and effective communication. Would use again”    The Legal House  “Top marks for availability and responsiveness. I would not hesitate to use Sarah?s services again.”    The John W Davies Partnership LLP  “Excellent service from Beth Lapping.”    Slough Solicitors  “In the main, Slough Solicitors were quick and efficient and we would use them again.”    Chadwick Lawrence LLP  “would use again when sale proceeds”    Beaumont Legal  “Very good, would use again.”    Chadwick Lawrence LLP  “Excellent service, very happy with the whole process.”    Birchall Blackburn Law (BB Legal Ltd)  “very quick, very good. Will definately use again. Thank you.”    Birchall Blackburn Law (BB Legal Ltd)  “Very efficient service. Happy to use them again”    The Legal House  “Excellent service in every way! Would definitely use again.”    
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Some Local Solicitors

Nicolsons01856 872036Lows Orkney01856 873151
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.

Kirkwall estate agents are good at marketing property

Kirkwall estate agents are good at marketing houses. Not every person is born a sales person - and the work of selling is often best left to the experts. Your property agent should know how to take appealing protographs of your house, the methods required to devise an appealing description of it and where to market that information to obtain the greatest amount of interest.


If you want to have a go at a complex task then it is prudent to find expert advice, or to find an expert to complete the work on your behalf. Selling or buying homes in Kirkwall is not an exception . Some property purchases or sales can prove to be extremely trouble-free, but many others are quite the opposite. Should a difficult item comes up during the process, then you will be glad of the guidance and expert knowledge of your property agent.


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

Quality Marketing

A good Kirkwall estate agent will be an expert at marketing your property. They will know how to advertise your property in all the right places. Ideally your Kirkwall property needs as much exposure as possible, to maximise interest from potential buyers. Typically an agent will advertise your property on property portals, such as Rightmove, and in your local or Kirkwall property post. Other forms of marketing include window cards, handouts, mail-shots and open-house days. Remember, the frequency and quality of the content of the advertising is just as important as where it appears.

Author: Terry Davies

Selling Tips

Stay On Top Of Your Property AgentPressurise Your Property Agency - Don't place too much reliance on your estate agent to put the required effort into producing the marketing particulars and populating your window display poster. Make sure you read very carefully what they have prepared and don't be reticent to insist that they make changes to these items if you decide that they have not been diligent enough. Check for good spelling and grammatical errors. Make sure that all of the descriptions are accurate.

Scrub UpScrub Up - Don’t be scared to get out your favourite cleaning products and really get stuck into those tired areas of your property. The ’nearly new’ look of kitchen units, appliances and bathroom furniture will really go down well with Kirkwall buyers.

Gloss WorkGloss Work - Tired looking Gloss Work (such as doors, door frames and skirting boards) can make a property look shabby. Try to bring it all back to a shine with a damp cloth.

ConveyancingConveyancing - When you are buying or selling Kirkwall property, then one expense that is difficult to avoid is the legal cost. It really isn't a good idea to cut out the solicitor, as conveyancing is a complex process, and there are many pitfalls. The good news is this: There is no good reason to use a local solicitor - and can help to find you a quality national solicitor who will do the work for a much cheaper price.

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

Placing An Advert For Your House
Advertising in local newspapers is being gradually replaced by the modern use of the Internet and by estate agencies in Kirkwall having and advertising websites of their own ownership. If a current buyer is looking to buy a home in the Kirkwall location, they are most likely to hunt for homes on the Internet
When should I book my removals?
Only make a firm booking when contracts have been exchanged. Only at this point will you be certain of the day of the move.

Author: Terry Davies

Customer Reviews & Comments

Mark Swatts Morse LLP

Dana Hemmer was very helpful throughout the process of moving into our new home. She regularly kept us up to date via email, which was very convenient for myself. If we had any problems we always received a reply. We would like to say Thank you to Dana and Mark Gilbert Morse. . Client, NG4. Rating: rating: 5 stars November, 2010

Beaumont Legal

Excellent service ' kept up to date via text and email ' will definately recommend to friends. Client, LE4. Rating: rating: 5 stars June, 2010

Birchall Blackburn Law (BB Legal Ltd)

Excellent and prompt service. Sale of the property was very protracted and not so straightforward for various reasons. However throughout all of this Birchall Blackburn were always attentive and provided good advice. I was initially sceptical about using a firm of soloicitors so far from the property I was selling or from where I live but I can unreservedly say that I would have no hesitation in using this firm again. They were excellent.. Client, SW15. Rating: rating: 5 stars June, 2011

Chadwick Lawrence LLP

Mr Hyndman was very helpful with all of my questions and was always prompt to return calls when he was out of the office. Was a pleasure even though the sale did not got through. Would have no hesitation in using this firm in the future. . Client, LS18. Rating: rating: 5 stars December, 2010

Mark Swatts Morse LLP

I was very wary initially about instructing solicitors who were not based locally to us, but in the end I went with MGM because they seemed to have good feedback and were far cheaper than any local solicitor to us. I need not have been worried as the service we received was great and I really cannot fault it. Alison Smith was our contact and she was fast, efficient and always at the end of the phone if I needed to speak with her for an update. I would not hesitate in recommending MGM for conveyancing. . Client, RG4. Rating: rating: 5 stars October, 2011

Chadwick Lawrence LLP

Received speedy responses to all queries asked and when the answer was not readily available, it was provided soon after. Client, HD3. Rating: rating: 5 stars February, 2013