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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.

Tax cut for Scottish homebuyers starts this week: Update

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 and remain in place until 31st March 2021. 

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Tax cut announced for Scottish Homebuyers

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.

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Campaign Group formed to represent property owners with “Grenfell style” cladding

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.

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Scottish Property Markets emerges from lockdown

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.

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New Guidance released on Moving Home in Scotland

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 carried out safely. Members of the public will be allowed to leave their homes in order to move home and undertake activities in connection with the purchase or sale of a residential property, including:

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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
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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
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14 September 2021
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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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Figures recently released have shown that fewer people have been registering a Power of Attorney, amid the pandemic. It appears that lockdown is forcing many people to delay setting up a Power of Attorney and this could certainly cause unnecessary di...

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