You can count on us to give you expert and impartial advice and guide you through the process in a friendly and informal manner

Buying your first home can be confusing. You are entering into a strange new world with its own processes and terminology – mortgages – loan to value ratios – closing dates – missives – where do you start?

Our role in the transaction is to act as your pivotal guide. You can count on us to give you expert and impartial advice and guide you through the process in a friendly and informal manner.

You are on first name terms with us and throughout the transaction you can rest assured that we will be able to keep you right on what you should be doing and when.

Relax – we have been helping first time buyers for over 40 years.

The first thing we have to do is establish what is affordable. We do this by looking at what size of mortgage would be available to you and the funds that you have access to from your own savings (or your kind parents!).


Our free no obligation purchase consultations are held with a fully qualified and experienced Solicitor based in Edinburgh and are designed to take you through the full process of:

  • Planning your budget – we will show you how everything stacks up financially so you are able to see the bigger picture. We will never just issue you with a simple quote with fees and outlays.
  • Understanding the mortgage market – Neilsons have fully qualified in-house Mortgage Advisors on call to assist you with any mortgage enquiries free of charge!
  • How to find the right Property – relax, your Neilsons Solicitor has decades of experience in the residential market and can advise you on suitable properties and common pitfalls to avoid…
  • Whether to buy first or sell first – help us advise you accordingly on the time scales involved.
  • Tactics and tips – from an experienced residential property Solicitor.

At the end of this meeting we aim to have provided you with enough information in order for you to make an informed decision about what to do next.


Don’t just take our word for it. Listen to what our First Time Buyer clients have to say about our service…

“Neilsons have been incredible through this entire process. As a first time buyer I had no idea what to expect but they were there to help every step of the way. Very friendly and knowledgable staff! Highly recommend Neilsons!”

Francesca-Danielle Stiven (Google review, 2018)