Pike & Chapman and Douglas Gilmour & Son

Galashiels: 01896 752379
Selkirk: 01750 720271

Legal & Estate Agency Services

Joint firms with a history bridging 150 years

One Legal Practice trading from two offices in the Scottish Borders

36 Bank Street
Call 01896 752379
20 Market Place
Call 01750 720271

Estate Agency & Property Department

Estate Agency & Property Department

A personal approach is what distinguishes us from other firms. Our joint firms have enjoyed a history bridging the last 150 years, and we pride ourselves on our commitment to developing strong client relationships.

The housing market is constantly changing and the Scottish Borders region is unique. Local knowledge and experience is vital in an area such as this where there can be fairly dramatic differences in property values and sales trends within a relatively small radius. For this reason we feel it’s important that our clients are able to utilise the services of a firm who have up-to-date local market awareness, offering a service that is knowledgeable and straightforward.

Pike & Chapman and Douglas Gilmour & Son offer a wide range of services for all your property requirements providing an easy to understand service designed to make the legal process of any transaction as stress free as possible. As members of both the Borders (BSPC) Solicitors’ Property Centre and Edinburgh (ESPC) Solicitors’ Property Centre, we can provide clients a cost effective means of advertising their properties for sale.

We are happy to provide you with a free no-obligation Fee Quote. Please complete our on-line form giving us the required information and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Borders Solicitors Property Centre   Edinburgh Solicitors Property Centre   Scotland Solicitors Property Centre

Property Marketing & Conveyancing

As both Solicitors and Estate Agents, we combine legal and marketing expertise to deliver a fully comprehensive service, enabling us to carry out the entire sale process on behalf of our clients.

On your behalf, we will:

  • Instruct a surveyor to conduct the Home Report
  • Prepare a draft Schedule of Sale Particulars and photographs for your approval
  • Advertise your property through any other publication of your choice
  • Advertise your property details in the windows of both our central town offices and online
  • Provide quality property brochures to present your home for sale
  • Arrange placement of a For Sale Board

Next, we will:

  • Deal with all enquiries and schedule/brochure requests from prospective buyers
  • Arrange viewings of your property at times convenient to you. We offer an accompanied viewing service should you need it.
  • When offers are received, we will discuss these with you, and taking into account marketing conditions, advise whether to accept an offer or to set a closing date.

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Once you have accepted an offer, we will:

  • Manage the transfer of ownership of your home to the buyer.
  • Negotiate the contract (missives) with the buyer’s solicitor, resolving any outstanding issues, such as which items are to be included in the sale, the price or the date of entry.
  • Contact your current Mortgage lender (if any) to inform them of the sale and obtain the title deeds to your home.
  • We will obtain from your lender a statement showing the amount required to repay (redeem) your mortgage on the agreed entry date. Obtain the various reports and ‘searches’ a buyer will require to see before paying the price. Pay off your present mortgage loan and account to you for the balance of the price.
  • Keep you up to date with progress throughout.

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