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  • Purchasing Property in Scotland – Step by Step Guide

    With the right advice buying a property in Scotland need not be stressful. Our conveyancers can guide you through the process. They know the local property market inside out and will make sure you get the best possible deal on your new property and take care of every aspect of the transaction. Despite conveyancing being a ...
  • Dilapidations Case Update: be careful of deals with new tenants

    A recent decision in a Court of Session case Gatsby Retail Limited v The Edinburgh Woollen Mill emphasises that landlord’s should be careful that subsequent dealings with new tenants do not prejudice their ability to recover dilapidations from the previous outgoing tenant. Edinburgh Woollen Mill was a former tenant of Gatsby Retail Limited’s commercial premises on ...
  • Some like it hot (or not)

    Unfortunately the problem is that different people react differently to heat. We are all used to the frequent workplace disputes around the temperature. There is always someone who is too hot and someone too cold. It is impossible to please everyone, but most employers and employees alike agree that a concerted effort to accommodate as many people as possible goes a long ...
  • Succession and your Business

    We are perhaps more educated on what would happen to our family if we died, lost capacity, suffered a disability, became involved in a family dispute or ran up much debt. Our knowledge is on a personal law basis but of course any of the above could also have an impact on our business. Here are ...
  • Why is our Estate Agency Department so Good?

    As with all estate agents we will of course , write the sales text, take photos, list your property on the internet, arrange viewings and report to you on offers received but there are plenty estate agents on the high street or online who can do that for you. My aim is to do much more ...
  • Should Short Term Lets Be Regulated ?

    There is a growing trend for people holidaying in the homes of others. This has provoked much debate. In response, a Short Term Lets Delivery Group was set up to look at the positive and negative impacts of short term lets and what powers local authorities may need to address major concerns. Using the findings of ...
  • Life Admin

    You would hope that your next of kin, your nearest and dearest, would be able to help manage your affairs if you were in an accident or diagnosed with a brain disease and you could no longer make decisions for yourself. They are the ones who know the most about you after all, so would ...
  • The High Court Has To Decide the Order Of Death Of Elderly Couple

    In October 2016, an elderly couple both died in their own home having suffered from hypothermia. Their bodies were not discovered until a week later, after neighbours called the police. The couple, John and Ann Scarle, both had children from previous marriages and these stepdaughters are having a case heard, in the England and Wales High ...
  • Is it possible that the menopause could become a new protected characteristic?

    On the 21 May 2019 a debate was held in the Scottish Parliament on It’s Time to End the Stigma of the Menopause. The outcome of the debate, that lasted over one and a half hours, was that Parliament acknowledged that the menopause has for too long been a taboo subject; that there is often ...
  • Facing Repossession Action? Be Wary of Companies Offering a Quick Cash Sale Solution

    Govan Law Centre recently appealed a decision in the case of Santander v C, emphasising how important it is that homeowners seek legal advice if their mortgage lender raises a court action for repossession. Mr C suffered from poor health and was unable to work and therefore could not pay his mortgage. He was seeking an ...

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