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 Solicitors for buying a house

Solicitors for buying a house

We have one of the largest residential property teams in Scotland and more than 25 years’ experience of helping clients buy their homes.


Purchasing a home in Scotland

Buying a new house is always a major investment, both financially and emotionally. We can assist you through this complicated process so that your stress levels remain as low as possible.

Our Residential Property team are specialists with wide-ranging experience and a clear focus on all the issues. We can advise you about the different areas you may be interested in and point you in the direction of estate agents with a strong presence in the area.

We have helped thousands of satisfied clients move in the last year, to all sizes of property. Each client is equally important to us, no matter the purchase or sale price.

With offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Thurso, Moray & Shetland but covering the whole of Scotland we are ideally placed to help you wherever you are.

7 steps to your new home

The Law Society of Scotland has created a useful video which shows you the step by step process to buying a house in Scotland.



Meet the team

As one of the largest teams delivering personal legal services in Scotland, our experience and approachable lawyers can handle all types of enquiries.


“We received outstanding service from start to finish in the sale and purchase of our properties. The marketing was excellent and very professional. All legal services was exemplary and handled in a most convivial manner. Communication was excellent throughout and everything was handled smoothly and efficiently. Shannon was an absolute delight to work with and ensured all was on track for the legal matters and Karen marketed our property superbly.”

– Hoss Cartwright, HM Client

“Susan at the Elgin branch was brilliant! My house purchase was completed within 8-9 weeks, start to finish, and the price I paid was the price quoted at the outset. Previous experiences of house buying/selling made me expect complications, delays and endless communications but this time, it seemed so straightforward and quick! Susan carefully explained the legal jargon and answered my questions promptly. I will definitely use Harper Macleod again and highly recommend to others.”

– Steve James , HM Client

“We recently used Harper Macleod to purchase a BTL property and found their service to be “exemplary”. We dealt with both Gary Campbell and Laura Archibald, who guided us through the various stages, providing a responsive, highly professional service, with excellent communication. Highly recommend – thank you Laura and Gary.”

– Warwick Samuel, HM Client

“I had a very positive experience working with Andrea Ross. She very professionally and efficiently completed my home purchase. I was in the new cottage in just over one month with all of my questions answered and my mind at ease. I would not hesitate to recommend Harper Macleod and Andrea Ross.”

– Christine Campbell, HM Client

“Andrea has been extremely helpful with assisting us in purchasing our first home. No request was too big for her to come back with an answer or a plan. Everything was dealt with in a very timely manner and when issues arose Andrea ensured that things were investigated and resolved appropriately. We’d highly recommend Harper Macleod to anyone in need of legal services.”

– Shannon Marvell, HM Client

“Being first time buyers we were unsure of the whole process involved in purchasing a property. Rebecca was extremely helpful and patient answering our questions in a timely fashion and going through all relevant paperwork clearly. This made the whole experience less stressful and made us feel we were in good hands. I would highly recommend Harper Macleod to anyone looking for a good solicitor.”

– Christina Petrie, HM Client

“Super conveyancing service from this highly organised and communicative company. Their service was superb and we cannot praise them high enough. They made our the buying of our cottage so much easier than we imagined, and always with a super friendly approach. Special mention to Janna Macdonald, who not only knew her stuff, but was totally amazing throughout the whole process.”

– Keith Edwards, HM Client

“I cannot recommend Harper Macleod highly enough. Our solicitor Andrea Ross was excellent in soliciting our purchase of a property in The Highlands: communicating clearly, following up any queries, chasing the seller’s solicitor for answers and overall a very professional, calm and reassuring presence. Brilliant for my wife and I who were first time buyers.”

– Scott Brindley, HM Client

“Shannon at Harper Macleod, has been outstanding during the process of us selling our house and purchasing a new one. She has been diligent, keeping us well informed every step of the way. Nothing has been too much trouble and she has often gone out of her way to make the process as stress free as possible. We have not hesitation or reservation in recommending Harper Macleod, and Shannon in particular, to anyone seeking legal assistance in moving house!”

– Jackie Smith, HM Client

“Harper Macleod made our house sale very straightforward from start to finish. Everything was explained in detail and the level of service that was given by Kira and Robert was exceptional. Their communication and advice was excellent throughout and nothing seemed to be a bother to them. Our experience with their legal team was also very similar with prompt and detailed communication. On the whole, we were extremely satisfied with the care that was given to us as customers. Thank you!”

– K. Smith, HM Client

“Completely recommend Harper Macleod, Susan at the Elgin office has been so helpful, and super professional with great communication about the process of selling and buying my home. I cannot recommend Susan and the team enough and would thoroughly recommend the company if you are considering using as a legal agent.”

– Scott McKnockiter, HM Client

“Andrea Ross was very patient and explained everything in a very understandable manner with excellent communication throughout. She made a stressful thing flow smoothly with the minimum of fuss.”

– William Leslie, HM Client

“This is the 4th flat I have bought with your help and I cannot fault you staff or processes. Efficient, sensible, accurate and where necessary they point out risks and challenges.”

– HM Client

“I have nothing but praise for the way everything was handled. It is a rare treat nowadays to work with people that do what they say they are going to do, call you back when they say they will and generally work in such a professional manner.”

– John, HM Client

“Service was excellent – very personalised and professional. No recommendations for improvement – would highly recommend Harper Macleod.”

– Mr & Mrs Howick, HM Clients

“Delighted with the service – 5 star. Please thank all of your team on the conveyancing side. It has been minimal stress, lots of compassion and understanding which I am truly grateful for.”

– Mrs Shand, HM Client



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Call us for free on 0330 159 5555 or complete our online form below to submit your enquiry or arrange a call back.

Speak to us today on 0330 159 5555

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Get in touch

Call us for free on 0330 159 5555 or complete our online form below to submit your enquiry or arrange a call back.