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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.

Sales tax help expected

Emergency legislation which is aimed at helping some property buyers is expected to pass through the Scottish Parliament this week. 

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Help for Private Landlords

The Scottish Government are proposing a loan scheme to provide support for private Landlords covering 100% of the rental income from one property. 

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Property sector re-start

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has urged the Scottish Government to give some clarity on restarting the house buying and selling process, including inspections and valuations. 

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How Coronavirus has impacted Scotland’s property market

A research company has compiled a timeline of Coronavirus and Scotland’s property market from the introduction of social distancing measures in mid-March onwards.  This shows that although viewing and valuation requests began to slow from that point, it wasn’t until a week later that the Registers of Scotland temporarily closed its application record, following the advice from the Law Society of Scotland to solicitors that they should not complete property transactions.

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House hunters looking to escape to the country

As we had indicated we believed was likely to be the case in a blog last month, we can confirm that Estate agents are reporting an increase in numbers of house hunters looking to escape the city to a rural area, as people have reached the conclusion that working from home is likely to become the new norm.  Many major firms have said that during the last few weeks, they have seen a big increase in enquiries about well connected countryside and “out of city” locations – ranging from countryside market towns to coastal villages.  It seems to be the case that people are very happy to split their working week between home and office, once life starts to return to normal.  Data obtained from the property website Right Move has shown a dramatic leap in interest in property around the central belt and outside of Edinburgh and Glasgow when compared with April last year. 

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19 October 2021
Commercial
It has been reported that momentum in Glasgow’s office market has “significantly” increased over the past three months, with activity expected to remain healthy across all sectors. Take up in the city centre is up 66% on the ten-year average.  O...
29 September 2021
Estate Agency
The average house price in Scotland reached a new record level this summer. At the end of July, the average price stood at £207,877.00. This was up £5,950.00 or 2.9% on June, which is the largest increase in a month for over 6 years. Figures revealed...
16 September 2021
Estate Agency
According to the latest figures from the UK House Price Index, as reported by the Registers of Scotland, Scottish house price growth has continued in July.  The average price of a property in Scotland in July 2021 was £177,166.00.  Not only...
14 September 2021
Legal Services for the Elderly
We are pleased to advise that we are taking part in the Will Aid Scheme again this November 2021. The Will Aid scheme takes place across the country throughout the month of November and supports ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NS...
13 September 2021
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Legal Services for the Elderly
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