The concept of ‘concluded missives’ is something that is introduced quite quickly in the process of buying and selling a property in Scotland. The importance of concluded missives should not be understated, however, it is not a cause for concern if missives are not concluded straight away.

Unfortunately there is no hard and fast rule that specifies how long missives will take to conclude as this will depend entirely on the circumstances of your particular transaction. On average, we are finding that missives are concluding much later than previous and usually takes at least 6 weeks to conclude – although this can vary significantly from one transaction to the next.