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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.

Half of Scotland's house purchases are made by first-time buyers

There has been a 56 per cent rise in first-time buyers (FTBs) in the last decade, from 22,100 in 2008 to a total of 34,519 last year, according to the latest Bank of Scotland First-Time Buyer Review.

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SNP propose £7bn investment in Scottish building projects

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has detailed the Scottish government’s Programme for Scotland 2018/19 plans which include investing £7bn in building projects and creating a non-domestic business rates bill.

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Overseas owners of UK property forced to reveal true identities

Under new draft laws, overseas companies that own or buy property in the UK will be required to provide details of their true owners on a public register.

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Landlords Reveal Plans to Sell Properties

Plans by landlords to sell their properties could lead to a sharp increase in the number of homes suitable for first-time buyers coming onto the market. 

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Remortgages in Scotland Reach Seven Year High

The number of remortgages taken out by homeowners in Scotland reached 8,700 in the first quarter of this year, which is a 6.1% increase over the same period last year, new figures from UK Finance have revealed. The £1.07bn of remortgaging in the first quarter was 9.2% more year-on-year. 

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08 September 2020
Estate Agency
If you were considering buying your first home before the coronavirus pandemic, we understand you may feel confused and unnerved at the prospect of starting your search again. With cautious lenders and many buyers and sellers dealing with a change of...
11 August 2020
Estate Agency
The number of house hunters as soared since the lockdown restrictions have been lifted and since the announcement with regard to Land & Building Transaction Tax relief. Whilst this applies throughout the UK a recent analysis of data provided by C...
29 July 2020
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The organisation Shared Parenting Scotland which supports family members who are not resident with a child in maintaining contact, have raised a number of concerns with Lord Carloway, the Lord President of the Court of Session, including concerns ove...
13 July 2020
Estate Agency
We had promised in Friday’s blog to update you as soon as there was further news in connection with the tax for Scottish homebuyers.  It has now been announced that the changes referred to in our previous blog will begin on Wednesday 15th July a...
10 July 2020
Estate Agency
The Scottish Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes, yesterday announced a temporary cut to the Land and Building Transaction Tax charged on house purchases and extra support for first-time buyers. At present, the starting point for Land and Building Transac...
09 July 2020
Estate Agency
A new campaign group has been set up to allow the representation of people in Scotland who have been affected by a combination of UK and Scottish Law, which has left many people across the country unable to sell their properties. Following the Grenfe...

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