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The welfare of our clients and staff is always a key priority for Raeside Chisholm. In light of the current circumstances, we are continuing to offer a full range of services, but we are working remotely. You can contact us on 0141 248 3456 and one our solicitors will call you back if necessary, or you can contact us by email.”

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Blog and latest news from our solicitors based in Glasgow, Scotland. Call us to find out how we can help you.

Tax cut for homebuyers in Scotland end “as planned”

The Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes, has indicated that a tax cut for Scottish homebuyers will end as planned on April 1st, despite an extension in the Westminster budget. The starting point for Land and Building Transaction Tax (LBTT) was increased during the first lockdown. Unlike the position in England however, this is not going to be extended to mirror the Stamp Duty cut extension in England and Northern Ireland, on the basis that the cut has already “achieved” its goal of supporting the recovery of the residential property market. 

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Action needed to help first time property buyers

Paul Denton, who is the Chief Executive of Scottish Building Society has called for urgent action to help get young people on the property ladder. He has warned that the impact of Corona Virus could prove a barrier to a whole generation of buyers getting keys to their first home.

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House buyers warned of scams

House moves are being warned to watch out for scams which could involve their identity and large sums of money being stolen. There have been recent articles in the national press of several cases of emails from solicitors being intercepted and replaced with new messages containing payment details of fraudster’s Accounts.

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Scotland’s house prices rally after “rollercoaster year”

A “rollercoaster year” for the property market ended in a boom for us here in Scotland, as house prices have increased at a faster rate than any other part of the UK since lockdown began.  Data shows that average house prices in Scotland rose by 6.8% between March and September – in England the rise over the same period was 4.9%, in Wales 1.9% and in Northern Ireland 1.6%.

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Do you know your redundancy rights?

The coronavirus pandemic is having a major impact on the economy and labour market, with many businesses making redundancies to protect their long-term survival. Employers may feel under pressure to make quick decisions at this time, meaning they could fail to comply with their legal obligations during the redundancy process. As such, it is especially important that workers are aware of their redundancy rights.

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05 March 2021
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The Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes, has indicated that a tax cut for Scottish homebuyers will end as planned on April 1st, despite an extension in the Westminster budget. The starting point for Land and Building Transaction Tax (LBTT) was increased d...
22 January 2021
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Paul Denton, who is the Chief Executive of Scottish Building Society has called for urgent action to help get young people on the property ladder. He has warned that the impact of Corona Virus could prove a barrier to a whole generation of buyers get...
05 January 2021
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House moves are being warned to watch out for scams which could involve their identity and large sums of money being stolen. There have been recent articles in the national press of several cases of emails from solicitors being intercepted and replac...
08 December 2020
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A “rollercoaster year” for the property market ended in a boom for us here in Scotland, as house prices have increased at a faster rate than any other part of the UK since lockdown began.  Data shows that average house prices in Scotland rose by...
07 December 2020
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The coronavirus pandemic is having a major impact on the economy and labour market, with many businesses making redundancies to protect their long-term survival. Employers may feel under pressure to make quick decisions at this time, meaning the...
20 November 2020
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The figures provided by the Office for National Statistics show that the average UK house price climbed by 4.7% in the year to the end of September, hitting a record high.  It is believed that pent up demand and the LBTT relief (Stamp Duty in En...

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