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Customer Feedback Chadwick Lawrence LLP  “Quick response to enquiries will use again”    Chadwick Lawrence LLP  “Very happy with the way this case has been handled.”    fwdlaw associates  “Excellent service and correspondence. Will definitely Use again in the future. Jacqui Nazer ”    Ingrams Solicitors  “Excellent non nonsense service. Didnt have to chase for responses and helpful”    Ingrams Solicitors  “Good overall service - would use again”    Birchall Blackburn Law (BB Legal Ltd)  “Im very happy with your service and a big thanks To Tammy jones ”    Beaumont Legal  “Very helpful throughout the process. Happy to use this solicitor again in the future.”    Beaumont Legal  “very helpful. Always quick response to emails. Good experience , would use Beaumomt again”    David Porter & Co  “happy and would use again”    Beaumont Legal  “Client was very happy with the service”    
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Some Local Solicitors

Herd Law Practice01856 870787Lows Orkney01856 873151
Nicolsons01856 872036

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.

Get The Higher Value for your House

Experienced Estate agents in Kirkwall have a good understanding of the Kirkwall property market place, and should assist you with getting the best sale value for your house.

Agent Accompanied Viewings

Many estate agents in Kirkwall will give the option to undertake accompanied viewings in preference to you showing viewers around your own property. The agent will show off the house to those viewing it, drawing attention to all of the most attractive attributes. Most viewers are more prone to tell an estate agent, than the owner, what they dislike about a house. The outcome is that if you employ a Kirkwall agent, you are likely to receive honest feedback on what aspects of your house need changine to achieve a fast sale, and at the best achievable value.

Because Kirkwall estate agents are good at marketing

Kirkwall estate agents are experienced at marketing properties. Not everyone is born a sales person - and the business of making a sale is often a job for an expert. Your estate agent should know the trick to take appealing pictures of your house, the methods required to devise a good write-up of it and where to market that information to attract the most enquiries.


Although you may be confident that you're more than capable of managing the sale of your own property, the truth of the matter is that many of us have precious little spare time. Kirkwall applicants will not appreciate having to arrange viewings around your schedule. In all likelihood you will achieve a faster sale if you use a good Kirkwall estate agent.

Author: Terry Davies

Selling Tips

Pet ProblemsPet Problems - If you own pets, then consider re-housing them while your try to sell your home. At the very least, keep them out of sight during viewings, and make sure that you have removed as much trace of them as possible. Cat litter trays, bowls of pet food, pet hairs, stains on carpets and scratched up walls or furniture can be off-putting. There is also the issue of allergies to consider. Many people are allergic to pet hairs and dust. A home that sets off a reaction may put off otherwise keen Kirkwall viewers. Consider calling in a local Kirkwall cleaning specialist to revive carpets.

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.

Find a good conveyancing solicitor for Kirkwall conveyancingFind a good conveyancing solicitor for Kirkwall conveyancing - If you're selling or buying property in Kirkwall then you're going to need a good solicitor to do your conveyancing. The solicitor doesn't need to be local to Kirkwall to do your conveyancing. In-fact, you'll get a much better deal by using a solicitor that is geared up to deal with large volumes, rather than using someone local. Kirkwall conveyancing doesn't need to cost the earth!

Scrub UpScrub Up - Don’t be afraid 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.

Author: Terry Davies

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

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.
Variances in Legal Fees - Why do fees move around from solicitor to solicitor?
Why is there is so much of a variance in the legal fees when it involves purchasing and the sale of houses? You are asking a very good question, and I'm certain that you're wondering whether it has something to do with the standard of service? Oddly, the answer is usually NOT AT ALL. The usual rule is this: you only get out what you put in. Not in this case. It's all to do with economies of scale. There are legal firms who only deal with property related matters, and on a very large design. They are highly experienced and efficient and can pass on considerable savings to you.

Author: Terry Davies

Customer Reviews & Comments

fwdlaw associates

Really good service in a difficult sale. Sarah Phillips was quick to respond, to seek information and was professional at all times. I think the fact that I live abroad and was selling my flat in the UK added to the complexity but Sarah never presented this as a problem. Thank you and I would readily recommend your services to others. . Client, BN2 3. Rating: rating: 5 stars April, 2012

Bolton Jones and Co

an excellent service. I was given regular progress updates, in the form of a timeline. Even had the odd phone call (a personal touch!) . Very professional. Would recommend. Client, NP16. Rating: rating: 5 stars February, 2013

Chadwick Lawrence LLP

Excellent service as always. Mortgage Broker, HX5 0. Rating: rating: 5 stars April, 2012

Birchall Blackburn Law (BB Legal Ltd)

After having to market my property for alot less than Id anticipated I was looking for a way of keeping sale costs to a minimum. Hence, I researched online conveyancing and it worked for me. It took over a year for the sale to go through and within that time I dealt solely with Rick Harris. He was brilliant. I received a far better service in all aspects, not just price, than I have from any other conveyancing Solicitor.We communicated by phone or email and I always received a prompt, professional service from Rick, There were no hidden charges as the quote I received at the beginning was the price I paid. A, thoroughly professional and courteous service and a single point of contact. I would have no hesitation in recommending Birchall Blackburn Solicitors and will be using their services again. Thank you. . Client, B93 9. Rating: rating: 5 stars March, 2013

Butterworths Solicitors

I was very happy with the way Michelle Stockwell dealt with my house sale, should I have a need to use a solicitor again or recommend, I would not hesitate at all in recommending Michelle.. Client, CA9. Rating: rating: 5 stars April, 2013

Beaumont Legal

The transaction went extremely smoothly. All questions I asked were dealt with promptly. I fully recommend Beaumont Legal to anyone who wants a first rate job done.. Client, PE27 6. Rating: rating: 5 stars February, 2012