Should Help to Buy be Here to Stay?

In 2013 the Scottish Government introduced the Help to Buy Scheme. From its inception until the end of March 2018 the Scheme has assisted in the purchase of 12,800 new build properties, at a cost of around £436 million. The … More

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Ad Factum Praestandum. What is it?

Ad factum praestandum in Scots law is an obligation for the performance or fulfilment of a specific act. It does not apply to the payment of money. Most people are familiar with lenders securing a loan or mortgage by way … More

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House prices in Scotland Continue to Rise Amidst Political Uncertainty

The Registers of Scotland recently published their report regarding house prices for the period from July to September 2019. The statistics show that the average selling price of a residential property in Scotland was £185,058, a 1.9% increase compared to … More

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Technology is useful but the Human Element is Key

I don’t want to show my age but when I was trying to buy my first flat I looked every week in the Glasgow Herald where properties for sale were advertised. I think Tuesday may have been property day but … More

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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 … 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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