JOHN R. MUIR & CO.

John R. Muir & Co. Solicitors are an innovative legal firm with offices in both Airdrie and Carluke. We offer professional solicitor services at affordable prices. Established since 1976, our team of lawyers and property agents have built a strong reputation based on our exceptional legal services.

We try to we provide client services in a different way to our competitors. We only give clients advice in areas of law in which we are experienced. A significant part of our work is referred to us by reputation. We strive to resolve clients’ legal issues in a practical way using common sense and plain English. We are down to earth and very approachable. We try hard to ensure clients are satisfied with our service levels and that our staff enjoy working for us.

From buying and selling a house, to negotiating a commercial lease, John R. Muir & Co. Solicitors can provide a full property and estate agency service.  In addition, our experienced legal team can assist with a wide range of legal services from the winding up of a loved ones estate to guiding you through the whole process of setting up or reviewing your will.

If you have mobility problems, we will be happy to arrange an appointment to visit you in the comforts of your own home.

What's New?

21/05/17

EXCITING NEWS COMING SOON!!!! WATCH THIS SPACE FOR DETAILS.
 
21/05/17

We are pleased to announce that we have updated this website to include the entire range of services that we can provide. These include areas such as Family Law, Court Services, Personal Injury, Business Law, Agricultural Law and much more. For the full range please explore this website or contact us for more information.

21/12/15

We are now pleased to announce that we have moved our Carluke office to 39 High Street. This move will give us some much needed space as well as the opportunity for us to put our own stamp on the look and feel of this office. I think you will agree that it's not your typical Solicitors office.

Remortgage

Are you looking to remortgage your home? Rather than move home you may decide to extend or renovate your property or increase your borrowings. We can assist in the transfer of your existing mortgage from your current lender to your new lender with minimum fuss and all necessary speed.

House Sale

We will happily assist you with the sale of your house. We are on hand to guide you throughout the selling process - from taking your instructions on any offer, concluding missives up to completion. We shall ensure that your sale completes as smoothly as possible from:

Preparing for Sale: We contact your mortgage lenders after you supply us with a note of their name and address and your mortgage account number to enable us to have your titles in preparation for the conveyancing. We review your Home Information Pack.

Alterations: We check with you that all necessary local authority consents are available, or advise you what to do if they are not to ensure the sale of your house is not delayed.

Offer: When offers are received we explain their legal effect. When an acceptable offer is received we issue a qualified acceptance i,e, we accept some of the conditions of the formal offer to purchase, delete some and qualify others.

Missives: We ensure that a binding contract is concluded and that your interests are protected. We provide you with a copy and explain the contract to you.

Title Matters: We forward everything necessary to liaise with the purchasing solicitors so that they deliver to us for your signature the transfer of title document in favour of the buyer. We will order the necessary searches and reports which shall have to be provided to the purchasing solicitors.

Title Deeds: We ensure that the title transfer document ‘the Disposition' is correct prior to being signed by you. We shall also arrange for your mortgage  to be discharged/removed from the Land Registers record.

Settlement: We arrange with you the placement of the keys on the sale date so that we can receive the sale price. Never hand over keys to a buyer unless you have checked with us that we have received the sale price on your behalf

Accounting: We shall provide you with a clear statement of all monies received and paid out on your behalf including all charges made by this firm. We shall arange payment of your estate agency bill, pay off your mortgage and pay any outstanding factors bill before remitting the balance to you.

House Purchase

Buying a home is often the biggest financial investment you will ever make. It is important you have confidence in the solicitor you have chosen to deal with your transaction. We manage the entire legal process on your behalf and keep you fully updated enabling you to concentrate on moving your family and belongings.

Buying a home is often the biggest financial investment you will ever make. It is important you have confidence in the solicitor you have chosen to deal with your transaction. We manage the entire legal process on your behalf and keep you fully updated enabling you to concentrate on moving your family and belongings.

At the outset we shall explain to you the procedures and costs involved. (Please note that we do not charge for unsuccessful offers.)

We will be happy to offer advice and help guide you throughout the buying process ensuring that your purchase completes as smoothly and quickly as possible from:

  • Noting Interest. We speak to the selling solicitor or estate agent asking that we are kept up to date with developments and that you are given an opportunity to make an offer for the property. Please be aware that noting interest does not guarantee that you will be given a chance to make an offer. The seller can decide to accept an offer that is attractive to him even after you have noted interest.
  • Surveys. We can offer advice about the different types of report, and how to interpret them.
  • Finance. Before you buy, we will speak to you so that you are aware of the basic steps you need to take to have your deposit and mortgage available in time for your date of entry. Please note, however, we do not offer advice on mortgages.
  •  Offer. We issue a formal offer on your behalf. (Please note we do not charge for the preparation of unsuccesful offers).
  •  Acceptance. The acceptance we receive is usually qualified in that many of the conditions of the formal offer issued on your behalf shall be deleted or amended by the sellers solicitor.
  • Missives. We ensure that the agreement you have reached is legally binding, and fully enforceable and understood by you. We shall provide you with copies of the contractual letters for your own peace of mind and records.
  •  Alterations. are a complex area. We shall check the contents of any Home Report/mortgage valuation to find out whether the property you are purchasing has been amended, extended or altered in any way. If so, we shall guide you through the local authority rules and regulations in respect of planning and building warrants and ensure all necessary local authority permissions and consents are in place.
  •  Title Investigation. We establish what the seller owns and whether his title is valid. We explain any relevant "title conditions" to you.
  •  Searches and Reports. We shall check all necessary searches and reports to ensure that the property is mortgageable and to ensure that the seller can validly sell the house to you.
  • Title Deeds. We prepare the necessary title transfer document and ensure that it is delivered at settlement duly signed by the seller.
  • Mortgage. We prepare and explain the documentation you must sign to obtain your loan.
  • Accounting. At the outset you will have been provided with an estimate of your costs. At completion of a transaction we give you a thorough statement of money received and money paid out.
  • Settlement. We ensure that the price is paid in exchange for your title (and the keys released to you). We do not guarantee a time and you should not presume to be able to move before 5pm.
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax. We shall complete and submit your Land Transaction Return to H.M.Revenue and Customs.
  • Registration. We will submit the necessary documentation to the Land Register to register title and your security (mortgage) documents and provide you with a copy of your registered title once we receive your Land Certificate from the Land Register of Scotland.