Category Archives: Residential Property


Government Urged to Act on Retirement Housing

Two separate organisations representing the interests of older people have called for a “revolution” in the provision of housing to better meet the needs of those in retirement. Saga has called on the Chancellor to introduce a Stamp Duty (in … More

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Voluntary Registration- Would it benefit you?

At the moment less than 30% of land in Scotland is registered in the Land Register of Scotland which is a digital map- based Register.  The remainder of land is still recorded in the General Register of Sasines which is … More

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Home Ownership Is Still The Aim for Many

The Council of Mortgage Lenders recently carried out a survey that showed home ownership as the nation’s distinct preference and aspiration and not just for financial reasons. The research interestingly revealed that: The two most popular reasons for valuing home … More

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Latest Information Regarding Property Prices

The Registers of Scotland have published the following information regarding property prices in Scotland. The average price of a residential property in Scotland has shown an increase of 0.6% during the second quarter of the financial year 2016/2017 compared with … More

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Airbnb Boom

Founded in August 2008 and based in San Francisco, Airbnb is a “trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover and book unique accommodation around the world”-online or from a mobile or tablet. Whether a room for a night, a … More

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Right To Buy Has Ended

On the 1 August 2016 the Right to Buy, which allows tenants in social housing to buy their homes came to an end in Scotland. Tenants with a right to buy had until the 31 July 2016 to submit an … More

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‘Traditional Methods’ are often the Best for Homebuyers

Today there are many apps and websites in existence to help homebuyers find their dream home but many people still find that the more ‘traditional’ methods are the best. Which? questioned 2000 purchasers about how they found their property . … More

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“Project” Properties can be Popular with Homebuyers

Here at Mitchells Roberton we have a busy private client department and an active estate agency and we are used to selling a number of properties which form part of a deceased person’s estate or are being sold by a … More

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4.6% Increase in Average House Prices In Scotland

The latest publication of the UK House Price Index (UK HPI) reveals the following interesting information relating to the Scottish property market: The average house price of a property in Scotland in June 2016 was £143,282 an increase of 4.6% … More

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Improvement in Top Tier Residential Property Market

An article by Faisal Choudry of Savills has confirmed that Scotland has recently seen a rise in demand for prime property in commuter locations. Initially the recovery in the Scottish market began in select city localities such as New Town, … More

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