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    Deans Solicitors

    Whether you are buying or selling a property, need help with a Will or a Power of Attorney or if you are looking for someone to do your conveyancing, Deans Solicitors and Estate Agents LLP can provide you with friendly, expert help.

    The combination of our experience, built up over 30 years, our skilled and qualified staff and our commitment to working hard for every client is what sets us apart.

    Why use Deans?

    • If you need someone to do their utmost to sell your property - talk to us

    • If you are looking for help to get that must have new home, come to Deans

    • Quality service is our priority - our approach is pro-active and personal

    • We take care of you and your property every step of the way

    • By getting all the small things right, we can make a big difference

    • Our team's experience in Edinburgh & Lothian's property market is second to none.

    Professional Advice

    We use our experience, our skills and our large database of potential purchasers to help get the result you need.

    Whether you are selling or buying, you need a skilled negotiator on your side. At Deans we allocate every property a skilled, dedicated negotiator who, together with the legal team, will work on your behalf and protect your interests. It can mean the difference between a successful sale and no sale - or securing your new home, or not.

    Out of Hours Service

    Many buyers look for properties outside office hours and our clients often want to talk to us at a time that suits them. For this reason, our phones are manned before and after normal working hours.

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Selling Through Deans Properties
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    Are you thinking of selling?

    Selling your home will be one of the most important decisions that you will ever make. At Deans Solicitors and Estate Agents LLP we understand that it can be a difficult decision trusting the sale of your home to a Solicitor or Estate Agent. We recognise that your home is likely to be your biggest asset. Our objective is to build a successful relationship which will enable our Property Solicitors to tailor a marketing strategy to meet your specific needs and requirements and deal with all legal aspects of your transaction.

    We spend valuable time as a team before your property is marketed so we can provide your home with the launch it deserves. At Deans Solicitors and Estate Agents LLP our dedicated and pro- active team will search our large database of potential buyers, beginning the process of proactively finding a buyer for your property. We would be more than happy to discuss our uniquely designed launch package which aims to generate interest, capture and convert it too and the benefits it can offer you in achieving a sale in this market.

    We aim to provide a quality, friendly and approachable service at all times.

    In addition to our Estate Agency service, we provide conveyancing advice and services for property purchase and sale, re-mortgages and transfers of title.

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Buying Your Dream Home
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    Are you searching for a new property to buy?

    At Deans Solicitors and Estate Agents LLP our team has in-depth and extensive market knowledge built up over 30 years of buying and selling property in Edinburgh. To make the most of our skills, we recommend that you contact us at an early stage so we can help you with your search and give you all the information and guidance you need.

    We provide a quality, friendly and approachable service and will work with you every step of the way to make the whole process as stress free as possible.

    In the current climate, negotiation is critical to help you get the best deal. Our solicitors and negotiators are experts and will negotiate on your behalf and protect your interests throughout.

    If you are buying a property, you will need a solicitor to carry out all of the legal and conveyancing work. For information on our expert conveyancing, please call 0131 667 1900 or see the conveyancing section of our website

    It is also crucial in the early stages of the property chain to engage the services of good solid financial advice and mortgage expertise. We can refer you to an Independent Mortgage Adviser who can source mortgages from the whole of the market. If you are interested, please call us on 0131 667 1900 directly and we can put you in touch with the Adviser for some initial free advice.

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Additional Services
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    Death can be a difficult subject to discuss but the reality is that:

    "nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes".

    A well drafted Will, together with tax and financial planning will give you peace of mind that everything is in order and that your loved ones will be properly provided for in the way you intend.

    With a Will, you can decide who should inherit your property and possessions after your death. Preparing a Will with Deans Solicitors and Estate Agents LLP is a relatively small financial outlay given what can be at stake. Having a Will could save thousands of pounds in tax or in issues arising between beneficiaries. Without one, estates are distributed according to Scottish intestacy laws which can be financially and emotionally difficult and detrimental to those you leave behind. It can also mean that your estate is not distributed as you would like or intended.

    The traditional view of a family is no longer the 'norm' and cohabitation, divorce, remarriage and adoption are common in modern society. These all have the potential to impact on the distribution of an estate and it is important to ensure these are all catered for.

    Making a Will is especially important for people with young children because it is the best way to transfer guardianship of minors. Wills should be reviewed periodically, particularly if your circumstances change significantly, and this is something that we would be happy to discuss with you.

    What we can do for you:

    • Deans Solicitors and Estate Agents LLP are experts in writing Wills, financial and tax planning.
    • We have a sound knowledge of Scottish intestacy Law.
    • Our advice is tailored to each individual's needs.
    • We will guide you through the legal formalities to ensure the validity of your Will, avoiding undue complications and providing tax planning as standard.
    • We can offer our own Trustee Company so you can be assured that your affairs are dealt with professionally after your death, easing the stress and pressure on your family. It will also allow you to avoid the risk of creating unnecessary difficulties and complications should your nominated executor/s predecease you and avoid the need for unnecessary costs in updating your Will.

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    Power of Attorney

    A Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal document that gives authority to one or more individuals to make decisions and deal with another person's affairs in the event of their incapacity. This could relate to making mortgage payments and other financial matters, welfare and medical decisions and decisions about where to live and other property matters.

    People tend to associate Powers of Attorney with the elderly. However people of any age can have an unexpected physical or mental illness or an accident that may result in them being temporarily or permanently incapable, or even simply disinclined to deal with their own finances or welfare.

    It is therefore never too soon to create a Power of Attorney, even though it may be decades before it is needed, if at all. It is important to remember that you can only grant a Power of Attorney when you have full mental capacity and so you don't want to leave it until it is too late.

    If you do not have a POA and in the future are incapacitated, your next of kin will not have an automatic right to make decisions or take action on your behalf. They will need express authorisation from the Court which can cost several thousand pounds in a very straightforward case and significantly more where there are complications. This is significantly more expensive than the cost of preparing a Power of Attorney and will cause delays and unnecessary distress for your loved ones.

    There are two types of Power of Attorney:

    • Continuing Powers of Attorney - property/financial issues. This can be invoked at any time during your lifetime with your consent or after the loss of mental capacity.
    • Welfare Powers of Attorney - personal affairs / welfare issues. This will only be activated if you lose your capacity.

    Appointing someone you trust to have POA will give you peace of mind. You will know that if needed, your affairs will be dealt with as you intend and that your best interests are always met.

    For more information and advice on POAs, please call us on 0131 667 1900

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    Executries Services

    At Deans Solicitors and Estate Agents LLP, we are skilled at winding up the estates of people who have passed away. When someone close to you dies we will provide support and guidance during this very difficult time. There is no exact timescale for winding up an estate but we will do it as sympathetically and efficiently as possible. With our vast experience, we aim to achieve a successful distribution of the assets amongst the beneficiaries to ensure that everyone is treated fairly.

    For more information and advice on our Executry Services, please contact us.

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    Whether you are buying or selling a property, moving home is emotional and stressful and can be fraught with unforeseen problems and delays. The Deans Solicitors team will keep you involved and informed at every step of the conveyancing process. We will give you prompt, practical and professional guidance and help.

    Conveyancing deals can move fast, and we understand that answers need to be given quickly and accurately. We make sure you have access to our team when you need to speak to them. We have a skilled, experienced team of residential solicitors who are experts in residential conveyancing. We will ensure that your transaction runs as quickly and as smoothly as possible. From your initial instruction through to the completion of your sale or purchase, we are with you every step of the way.

    In addition to our purchase conveyancing, we also provide conveyancing advice in connection with house sale, re-mortgages and transfers of title.

    It is also crucial in the early stages of the property chain to engage the services of good solid financial advice and mortgage expertise. We can refer you to an Independent Mortgage Adviser who can source mortgages from the whole of the market. If you are interested, there is more information on the mortgage page of the website.

    Alternatively, contact us directly and we can put you in touch with the Adviser for some initial free advice.

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Our team are here to help.
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    In the current climate it is vital to have really good, up to date market knowledge. Our team is exceptionally experienced in Edinburgh & Lothian's property market. We are open and honest about how you need to market your property to achieve a sale.

    If you need someone to work harder than most to sell your property or get that must have property, you should come to us. We are finding that our clients understand that the quality of service is much more important than the cost and going with a low cost service can be false economy. People need to know that they will be taken care of every step of the way through their transaction. We believe that by getting all the small things right, we can make a very big difference so everything is important to us.

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    Testimonials from Sellers

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      "The service was great. The team at Deans Properties made things very easy for me. This was my first time selling a property and it all went very quickly and smoothly. All the staff were extremely friendly and were a pleasure to deal with. The flat sold quickly and at a very good price" Mr Jinks, The Pleasance April 2015
    • Seller Testimonial

      "I was delighted at their professionalism and efficiency. From start to finish they kept me informed of the progress. My property sold within 13 days of being put on the market. I could not be happier with their estate agency and legal services and would highly recommend them." Fiona Robertson, Blinkbonny Road November 2014
    • Seller Testimonial

      We contacted over 6 companies when we decided to sell our flat in the Newington area. We ended up going with Deans as we were impressed with their track record of recent sales in the area, the presentation of their sales materials, their responsiveness and the thorough information they provided to our queries. We had tried to sell the flat a few years ago and went with another company because they seemed to be the cheapest. This time around we wanted to make sure we went with a company that we could really trust and have confidence in. The difference in service amazed us and we are so happy that this time around we chose Deans. We are really happy that we went with Deans to sell our property, not just because the flat sold within a matter of weeks of going on the market but because of the outstanding service we received every step of the way. All of the staff have been extremely helpful and kept us posted. In particular when the property went on the market our agent spoke to us every few days with updates. We were totally impressed with the company and would highly recommend them. Josie Ross, East Crosscauseway April 2015
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