In the East of Scotland in particular, the Solictors Property Centres are one of the main ways of buying and selling houses. This umbrella site provides links to the actual specific property centres:
The organisation is a specialist service for the owners of Scottish landed estates and for their professional advisers and researches the conveyancing history (title, registration, burdens) of Scottish landed estates from estate records, feudal and modern, produces indexes cross-referenced to Sasine and Land Registers, maps current boundaries providing proof of ownership interests for registration of title. If a survey has already been carried out they may be able to answer specific queries. They can also carry out survey work, charged at an hourly rate.
This organisation carries out investigative searching to identify the ownership of ground in Scotland. If the question is "Who owns that land?", then they can find the answer. This service is available to solicitors, property developers and anyone else who wants to know who owns any land in Scotland.
This directory of estate and letting agents covers 17,000 offices in 3,000 towns in the UK. Just enter the town you are looking for in the "Search Any Town" page and it will come up with a list of estate agents there with links to their sites. Glasgow and Edinburgh pages provide further refinement to specific districts.
This is a PDF page on the government agency site that aims to improve the scope and quality of housing information and advice throughout Scotland. It gives details about provision such as housing from Local Authorities and Housing Associations and provision for special needs groups. There are hyperlinks to appropriate external websites and to local versions of the guide. This site offers basic housing text in a range of languages including Punjab, Urdu, Cantonese, Arabic, French, Farsi and Kurdish (Sorani).
Voluntary organisation representing housing associations and co-operatives providing homes for affordable rents.
Estate Agents, Letting Agents and Surveyors
There are a number of companies providing estate agency, quantity surveying or letting services in Scotland. A number of these have branches in various parts of Scotland; others are restricted to one location. The companies include:
This site provides information on fully-furnished serviced apartments, corporate housing and suites for extended stay, temporary housing & short-term rentals. Apartments are available to rent in major cities worldwide, including some in Scotland.
This is a professional letting agent, providing a Full Managed Service to Property Owners and Landlords. They aim to successfully let and manage your office space, whether it is a single room, a floor plate or a building. Based in Glasgow, Blue Square Offices is an independent, owner-managed company, with an ethos of providing a personal service of the highest standard in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.
Cairn was founded in 1999 and is now a team of specialists in residential property investment. It began as a property company, developing and selling on existing properties. Now it works mainly with investor clients – sourcing, developing, managing and selling residential investment properties to maximise return for their owners.
All types of property to rent throughout Scotland including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee and St Andrews. Compiled through real-time contributions from solicitors and letting agencies, with a dynamic letting database to highlight the type of property you are seeking. Then you contact the agency/landlord direct.
Based in Ayr, South West Scotland Directional Letting offer a range of properties for rental in the Ayrshire area. They also offer property management services for investors with property.
Commercial offices to let in Edinburgh which are rented out to businesses looking for office accommodation are usually high in quality. OSF aims to get the best in Edinburgh business accommodation for you and has commercial property consultants to find an office to let that meets your requirements.
Office space for days, months or years, virtual offices, meeting rooms bookable by the hour, telepresence and video conferencing suites.
Assistance in providing office space to rent, business centres, meeting rooms, day offices, part-time offices, hot desking and serviced offices on Glasgow and the surrounding area.
Property for sale/rent in West Lothian and the rest of Scotland. View Houses, flats from leading estate/letting agents and private sellers.
Properties for sale and rent in the whole of Scotland.
This is an independent firm specialising in property and finance related consultancy services to the Hotel, Licensed and Leisure sectors. Whilst based in the west of Scotland, they work throughout the UK.
Located in Fife and St Andrews in particular, this site has some useful articles on aspects of property in Scotland.
This Web site provides a service which covers the main cities in Scotland and allows you to easily sign up to receive the details of property available of a large number of estate agents in the area(s) of your choice. In Scotland, there is a particularly wide selection in Edinburgh.
Property search engine portal for the UK and Ireland, with both residential and commercial properties.
A property portal for Scotland with property search, information on new homes being built on new estates, and a "moving house" checklist. You need to register to get the most out of the site.
Major property agent for the West of Scotland, operated in partnership with the the Herald newspaper.
Help in Aberdeen with providing offices, short term offices, business lounges, meting facilities, board rooms, video communications business & technology services, telephone answering, mail handling and support services.
This Falkirk-based company offers property investors, landlords and tenants a bit more than traditional agents. The usual services you expect are still there but their tailored services make it easier for landlord investors to continue building their portfolios. They hold Scottish Accreditation status and whether you want Letting Only, Property Management or the full package they aim to make whatever service you choose friendly, efficient and professional. They will guide you through the processes required to become a private sector landlord ensuring you and your properties meet all the legislative requirements prior to letting.
This is an Edinburgh based company that provides a quality and professional roofing and building repair service. hey are specialists in maintenance, repairs and conservation for all types of private and commercial property in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
BoxVault Document Storage Edinburgh is a leading provider of document storage and archive management services primarily in Scotland but providing records storage or image retrieval services across the UK with digital delivery globally.
Forfar Removals> has been associated with the handling of furniture since 1981.
Kangaroo Self Storage in Glasgow and Dundee provides your own storage room. Lock your room, keep the key and access your possessions whenever you want to. You can choose from over 25 different sized private rooms, so that you only pay for the space that you need. You can move in straight away, come and go as you please, and stay for as little or as long as you want.
Mac Pac are national and international movers located in Glasgow, Scotland. Home removals (piano moving specialists); business moves (machinery or office moves); and storage (containerised and secure).
Removal Boxes.org are based in Irvine, Ayrshire and can immediately supply storage boxes in a wide range of sizes, wrapping and tape to help you look after the contents of your house when you move.
Removal Services Scotland/ provide house and office removals in Glasgow, Edinburgh and across Scotland to anywhere in the UK plus Europe and International removals. Furniture storage and removal by BAR accredited removals company.
Short, practical, hands-on plastering and bricklaying courses suitable for those wishing to tackle their own projects at home or tradesmen wishing to improve their skills with a maximum of 5 students per course. The training workshop is located close to Dumfries in the Scottish Borders.
Supply and erect all types of timberframe packages all over Scotland. Based in a new 15,000sq foot factory unit and offices in Grangemouth.
This company is a property enhancement specialist located in Bathgate, West Lothian and serving central Scotland. Services include roof cleaning, gutter cleaning and replacement, interior and exterior painting, rough casting, and brick and stone cleaning and graffiti removal.
Decorspray is a specialist spray polishing & painting company that treats timber at all stages of its manufacture for the construction, furnishing and shop fitting industry internationally and within the U.K. Its factory is based in Dundee, Scotland.
DBC is a bar, shopfitting and interior refurbishment contractor based in Edinburgh, carrying out main contracting on refurbishments and complete maintenance service from their own joinery, electrical and painting divisions.
This is an established and experienced garage roofing company offering a professional service specialising in the replacement and refurbishment of garage roofs throughout Scotland, particularly in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fife, Borders and the Central Belt. They can refurbish or replace your garage roof using materials supplied by Lidgetcompton - a UK market leader in garage supplies and installation. All work is guaranteed for 10 years.
An Edinburgh based company with workshops in Broxburn, West Lothian. Established in 1990, specialising in limited batch production and one off hand-crafted bespoke pieces for office & reception, fitted or free-standing kitchens or bedrooms, repairs & renovation. There is also a consultation service to assist in the design of any item.
Keith Builders Merchants Limited started trading on the 1st September, 1988 with the purpose of supplying building, joinery and plumbing materials in the surrounding area. In addition to their outlet in the Morayshire town of Keith, they also have a branch at Forres.
Longworth Consulting has its global HQ in Edinburgh and provides a multi-discipline contracts and legal consultancy service to the building, construction and engineering industry in terms of both domestic and international business, resolving the many disputes and other issues which frequently arise in such building and civil engineering contracts, and those in the industrial, process and power sector projects.
Based in Buckie, Planwell are manufacturers & nationwide suppliers of Permaroof box profile metal sheet roofing for domestic and commercial properries, garages, farm buildings and sports centres. The roofing system is manufactured at their factory to suit your individual requirements.
Established in 1957 in Kirkintilloch, this construction group is experienced in design/build, industrial, commercial, health related, steel framed buildings, minorworks, groundworks.
This is a family run business established for over 40 years & based in Dalkeith, Midlothian. They provide skip hire throughout Edinburgh and Midlothian for waste disposal, building or joinery manufacturing.
Combines the professional skills of architects, space planners, interior designers, relocation and project managers, quantity surveyors and removal specialists to help businesses find and make the best use of their business space.
VIP Control provide environmental services on the Isle of Skye.
Bring your property back to an original, fresh finish by removing years of grime, moss, soot, traffic impurities, stains, dirt and weathering with Jet Wash, power washing, graffiti removal and more... Complete buildings, house facelifts, cleaning & demossing roofs, guttering, patios, decking, exterior walls, driveways, conservatories, caravans, agricultural & commercial cleaning, graffiti removal etc. Waterkings cover the whole of Scotland.
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