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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.

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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Mortgages More Affordable in Scotland than Rest of UK

New research by Bank of Scotland has revealed that homeowners in Scotland pay a fifth (20%) of their disposable income towards their mortgage each month. This proportion has almost halved compared to 2007. 

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Property Sales Expected to Increase in Scotland

The latest UK Residential Market Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has revealed that housing market activity in Scotland was generally flat in February, as a shortage of properties becoming available for sale continued to result in an increasing number of potential new buyers being thwarted. 

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Government Launches Land and Buildings Transaction Tax Consultation

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on first-time buyer relief from Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT), which it previously announced in the draft Scottish Budget 2018/19. 

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10 July 2020
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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 Transact...
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 Grenfel...
01 July 2020
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Estate Agents in Scotland are expecting a record month of property sales after the re-opening of the property market earlier this week, following a three month hiatus in lockdown.Estate Agents returning to work have found thousands of viewing request...
24 June 2020
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The Scottish Government has issued guidance to ensure that moving home in Scotland can happen safely during the coronavirus outbreak in Scotland. The new guidance will take effect from 29th June when all home moves are permitted, provided they can be...
19 June 2020
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The Scottish Government has extended the Help to Buy Scheme by a year until March 2022 to help the property industry recover from Covid-19.It is hoped that more than 2,000 extra households would benefit from the scheme under which the state provides ...
15 June 2020
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An interesting survey carried out by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in Scotland has found that 81% of the people who had replied believe an increase in interest in properties with gardens or balconies will take place over the next two yea...

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