We are members of IFA Promotion, and SIFA (Solicitors for Independent Financial Advice). We are authorised by the Law Society of Scotland to conduct investment business under the Financial Services Act 1986. We are a niche Practice specialising in all aspects of Property Law including Estate Agency, and - arising from the development of our existing Private Client Practice - we have developed a thriving Independent Financial Advice Department.

Contact Details

  City Dumfries
  Postcode DG1 1LL
  Address 49 Newall Terr
  Phone Number 013 8725 7272

From Our Website

Established in 1987 Braidwoods Solicitors and Estate Agents continues to serve clients in Dumfries and the South West of Scotland offering a wide range of services including commercial practice, property sales and estate agency, Wills and Estates. Our website has been designed to provide you with an introduction to the services we offer, including our online property search tool for property for sale in Dumfries and properties to rent in Dumfries and Galloway, as well as a full list of the property for sale or rent on our books.

Having a plan in place confirming who you wish to make decisions on your behalf if you are unable is essential. Braidwoods can guide you through the process of deciding which powers to grant and who to appoint as your attorney. The style of document most commonly used is known as "an Enduring and Welfare" power of attorney. This attempts to contain wide ranging authority covering such matters as operation of Bank accounts, borrowing, dealing with tax affairs, litigation, dealing with property, power to make gifts, the effect being to give control to the attorney over the financial affairs of the granter.

There is an increasing number of companies providing letting services but the only way you can be confident of your position is to use a solicitor. We can quote you a competitive fee and advise you on all legal matters ensuring that a properly binding arrangement is put in place. Our experienced property department can advise on the local market whether you are a portfolio buyer or a first time tenant. We take details of prospective tenants looking to find a suitable property to rent. When a suitable property is available, we will contact potential tenants straight away.

Robin Braidwood opened Braidwoods as a sole trader in 1987. We feel that the experience of moving from being a small, young, local firm to the well-established business you see today gives us an invaluable insight in this area. We view this as one of our particular areas of expertise and can advise on all aspects of commercial property transactions including the local market, purchase, sale, leasing and liquor licenses. Very few employers have procedures in place which are fully compliant with the regulations.

The making of a Will is the exercise of a basic human right and we are always happy to talk to clients about their individual requirements. As a matter of policy whenever you do work with us you are invited to ask about making a Will and to have it included on very generous terms. When a death does occur we are experienced in helping those closest deal with what can be a daunting administrative process to finalise the affairs of the deceased person. Wills allow someone to formally leave instructions for the distribution of their assets and often for their funeral intentions - and to communicate these wishes without the potential distress or difficulties of discussing them directly with relatives.