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 … More

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May 2019 – Standard Missives or “Language is difficult to put into words”

A purchase and sale of a flat or house requires a written contract. Such contracts will usually have an extensive array of clauses but many of these are common to virtually all such sales and purchases.  So, the solicitor profession … More

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Glasgow City Council has Issued a Compulsory Purchase Order on 7 flats in Govanhill

Glasgow City Council has issued a compulsory purchase order (CPO) for seven flats in Westmoreland Street , Govanhill, Glasgow. This is the first time landlords have been forced to sell because they have failed to keep their property in an … More

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I am a Residential Conveyancing Paralegal. Here are some words to the wise….

…although it is not the wise that needs them! I joined Mitchells Roberton when I was 17 just after leaving school and in 2005 I began working as a legal secretary. I was delighted when I was encouraged by the … More

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Help to Buy (Scotland) Affordable New Build Scheme

If you want to buy a new build home but can’t afford the total cost, you might be able to get help through the Help to Buy (Scotland) Affordable New Build Scheme. The scheme is open to first time buyers … More

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Changes to the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT)

With effect from the 25 January 2019 certain changes in the rates and thresholds of LBTT took place. These apply to: Transactions where Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) is payable Non residential property transactions where a lump sum changes hands ( … More

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The Bank of Mum and Dad – A Loan or a Gift?

The Bank of Mum and Dad is now a well coined phrase. According to an article in the Telegraph on 28 August 2018 on average parents spend around £18,000 supporting children, helping them get on the property ladder, buying a … More

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Glasgow and Edinburgh House Prices Rise Faster than Other UK Cities Outside London

The two largest cities in Scotland have both seen an average price growth of at least 9% in 2018- more than double the UK average according to recent data from HouseSimple. Property prices in Glasgow have increased by 9.1% from … More

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Scots Property Prices at All-time High Following Stock Shortage

A recent report prepared from information obtained from Aberdein Considine’s Property Monitor revealed that the average price for Scottish properties sold in the second quarter of this year (April-June 2018) was £169,450, a 4% increase from the same period last … More

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House Prices in Glasgow – An Update

House prices have risen steadily in Glasgow this year with the latest prices from Registers of Scotland showing that the average property price in Glasgow City was £154,806 this summer, about 3% up on 12 months earlier. Detached houses are … More

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