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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.

MSP raises concerns over COVID-19 impact on home movers

Aberdeenshire West MSP Alexander Burnett warns some movers may have bought new homes but been unable to sell their old ones before lockdown measures were introduced, and has called on the Scottish Government to introduce a grace period after lockdown is lifted, so they aren’t penalised for owning second homes.

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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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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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