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Covid-19 Update

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.

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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Premium paid for property in top school areas

It is always interesting to see how different factors can affect property prices. Some data has now produced which shows that parents hoping to send their children to Scotland’s best state secondary schools face paying two thirds more for a house in the catchment area than in the neighbouring streets.  Overall, property prices in the neighbourhoods of the top ten best performing secondary schools average at 14% higher than the price of a house elsewhere in the local area.

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Latest News

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 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
Estate Agency
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
Estate Agency
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
Estate Agency
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
Estate Agency
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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