In Scotland property has traditionally often been advertised and sold through Solicitor firms rather than Estate Agents. In order to reach a larger audience, many solicitors co-operate in advertising their properties for sale and to let by forming local 'Solicitors Property Centres'. These may have one or more physical offices displaying property, produce their own newspapers and of course, have very strong web presences.
Why can't I find property in.....?
Although most of the Solicitors Property Centres in Scotland are supplying their data to this site, not all are. Both the Aberdeen and North-East SPCs have their own websites which you should use to find most property in these areas.
How do I advertise my property on this website?
The SSPC website only shows property for sale through member Solicitor firms. If you engage a Scottish solicitor to sell your home for you, they are very likely to be members of an SPC, and your property will feature on the local SPC website as well as this one. See our directory of member solicitors to find one near to you.
I've never heard of SPCs. Why shouldn't I just use a national estate agent?
Although the SPC system is well known within Scotland, if you are from outside the country you may well assume that searching on one of the well known national websites will show you all the properties for sale in your area of interest. However, a majority of the properties on SPC websites don't appear on these national ones. A web search for 'property Liverpool' or 'property Bristol' will usually show a national estate agent as the top search result, but if you try 'property Glasgow' or 'property Edinburgh' you'll find an SPC at the top. That reflects the market share of SPCs in Scotland.
How does the Saved Search system work?
Whenever you create a new search you will see a 'save this search' link in the blue bar above the search results. This opens a form which allows you to give the search a name and save it. Once you've saved a search it is stored in the My Saved Searches link at the top right-hand corner of this page. We know it's your saved search by storing a cookie on your machine. You might want to share your saved searches on other devices or with other people.
To do so, just come back to this page once you've saved a search and you'll be able to copy a link to send to them.
I've noticed a property is wrongly located on the map.
The location of properties is not guaranteed - you should double check using the address and the details on the local SPC website before committing yourself to anything. Some of our property locations are supplied by the individual SPC and some are geolocated using other services like Google Maps. If you are the owner of an incorrectly located property, you should contact your selling solicitor to have it updated.
SPC Scotland does not collect any personal data about you. We do use Google Analytics to collect general anonymised web stats, and GA will store some cookies on your machine. We also store a cookie when you first save a search. You can delete that cookie by clicking here, but you will no longer have access to your saved searches on this device.
Can I advertise my business on your website?
We will be providing advertising space to businesses such as builders, removal firms, mortgage consultants, surveyors etc, but we're not quite there yet. If you'd like to register an interest, click here.
Who owns this website?
The SSPC is a body formed by all of the individual SPCs in Scotland - this website is owned jointly by the SPCs and their member Solicitor firms. The property data shown on the site is owned by the individual SPC and solicitor firm involved, and drawn directly from each participating SPC's website: it should never be more than a few hours out of date. The site is maintained for the SSPC by Plexus Media Ltd, a web design company in the Scottish Highlands. If you discover any bugs, please let firstname.lastname@example.org know.