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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.

Potential boom in rural conveyancing

The Corona Virus pandemic is likely to spark a boom in rural living, with working from home and multi-generational families becoming more common.

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Impact of Covid19 on Scotland’s property department

The ESPC have analysed the impact that Covid19 has had on the Scottish market.  Whilst there has been a marked decrease in both the volume of sales and the number of houses coming to the market since March, the analysis has found that this is because of the impact of social distancing measures and Scottish Government guidance, rather than lack of demand. 

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Scotland’s property market adapts to social distancing measures

Despite the uncertainty and the new restrictions on daily life imposed by the UK Government, several buyers still want to make property purchases.  We are still finding cases of buyers paying in excess of the Home Report valuation for a house or flat and many properties are still going to closing dates. This shows that buyers are still keen to secure property purchases, despite the Coronavirus pandemic.  If you want to go ahead with either a purchase or sale, our conveyancing team are pleased to be available to assist you and are able to deal with all matters remotely at this time.

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Deal agreed to unblock Scottish house sale transactions

The Law society of Scotland has agreed temporary measures with mortgage lenders that should unbock house sale transactions which are close to completion. Many transactions were put on hold after the Registers of Scotland closed their official register for new documents because of staff health risks due to the Coronavirus. It is great news that a technical legal fix has now been agreed, which means that most major lenders are able to release mortgage funds.

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In Spite of Coronavirus, It may be a Good Time to be Buying and Selling Property in Scotland

In response to the current outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), a lot of people are asking whether it is still a good time to be buying and selling or whether they should wait until the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has passed.

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24 June 2022
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 We have tried to update our clients on trends in the Scottish property market, and for the last two years have been reporting on prices rising and rising – today’s report is no different! It has just been announced that Scotland could see prope...
18 May 2022
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House prices have risen to a record high in Scotland. Recent research by Halifax bank has revealed that the typical house in Scotland in April 2022 was priced at £196,471, and if inflation continues at the present rate, prices could re...
05 April 2022
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Demand for homes has more than doubled in parts of Scotland over the past year. Fresh data reveals the most sought after locations amid reports that buyers are paying up to 40% over the asking price. According to an analysis by Right Move, Scotland’s...
29 March 2022
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Mortgage data has shown that buyers save around £1400 a year compared to renters. The data from Halifax suggests that buyers save £115 a month on average on housing costs if they can afford to get on the property ladder. The survey compared the typic...
03 February 2022
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Figures from Nationwide Building Society show house price growth hit 11.2 percent in January, with this marking the strongest opening month to a year since 2005. The year on year pace of growth was faster than the 10.4% seen in December and the stron...
24 January 2022
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The office for National Statistics figures show that UK House prices jumped by 10% in the year 2021. In Scotland alone the average house price jumped by 11.4% and they have now hit a record high of £183,000. Contact our Property Lawyers Glasgow, Scot...

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