Contract and Title Issues

You may want to transfer property ownership, for example in connection with separation or divorce proceedings. Or you may find yourself in a dispute over property rights, which can be a very stressful situation.

How can Thorntons help?

At Thorntons, our in-depth specialist knowledge means we can support and help you through all aspects of the legal processes involved in property transfers and disputes. 

We can give you advice if you want to transfer property by gift to other members of your family, for example when the property owner dies. Our team can also handle the first registration in the Land Register of Scotland of unregistered property for you and are specialists in dealing with property matters arising from the terms of a Will.

In addition, we have a great deal of experience in dealing with disputes relating to property and can advise and support clients through the process. We appreciate these can be very stressful situations for clients and work closely with you to safeguard your interests and develop acceptable solutions. We aim to avoid expensive and time-consuming litigation for our clients wherever possible.

The Thorntons team is used to dealing with all of the standard residential property contracts, known as missives, throughout Scotland. We can also draw up a range of agreements involving property for you, such as personal bonds and minutes of agreement. These can help set out property arrangements, for example when a married couple has separated or when a family is benefitting from a property gift.

Contact your local Thorntons office to see how we can help.

Key Contacts


David Mathieson

+44 1241 872683


Kenneth Thomson

+44 1382 229111


Bruce Renfrew

+44 1738 621212


Sally Kinnear

+44 1334 477107

Our Local Offices

We have offices across Scotland, offering legal advice and property services

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St Andrews

+44(0)1334 477107

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