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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.

Market Boom in the Wake of New LBTT Rates



‘Unprecedented’ is surely the word of choice this year.  In a matter of months, coronavirus has redefined the way we work, live and interact with one another.  The various restrictions imposed to try and reduce the spread have profoundly impacted the global economy and things are almost certain to get worse before they improve.  In the midst of all of this, there is, however, some cause for optimism in the residential property market in Scotland where there has been a sharp rise in house prices with few properties staying on the market for long before successful sales are achieved.

First Home Fund: A New Shared Equity Scheme

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If you are considering buying a property and you are a first time buyer, there is a new shared equity scheme to help you get on the property ladder.

First buying guide in Scotland


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Buying a house is an exciting prospect but it can be daunting for many first time buyers, below is a quick guide of how it all works:

Penalties for Late LBTT Return Quashed

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The Upper Tribunal for Scotland (UT) has quashed penalties imposed by Revenue Scotland (RS) for late filing of Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT), after it found that RS had breached relevant legislation by failing to produce evidence that it had taken the decision to impose the penalties.