The ‘G’ word is the dirtiest word associated with property purchases south of Hadrian’s Wall.
We all know that it doesn’t really seem to be as much of a problem in Scotland and yet most people probably don’t know why. As a firm of solicitor/estate agents, the rules and reasons that mostly prevent it happening in Scotland are enough to tie us in knots most of the time. Trying to explain this to clients prior to their property going on the market with us is therefore likely to cause some kind of nervous breakdown in all parties. And yet, when the rules do have to kick in, it can be quite counter-intuitive and surprising for our selling clients.