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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.
Last Friday the Scottish Government introduced new restrictions designed to combat a recent rise in COVID-19 cases - with various ‘protection levels’ being introduced in different areas across the country. It comes as no surprise to us that clie
Background‘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 pro
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.If you apply for the First Home Fund you could receive up to £25, 000 from the Scottish Government tow
  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:
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
In March of this year the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) outlined its strategy to improve the situation of so-called ‘mortgage prisoners’ in the UK. This week, that strategy has been  branded as “insufficient” by leading consumer group MoneyS
 When a couple separates and one party moves out of the house, it can cause concern about the ongoing payment of the mortgage. Arrangements should be entered into as soon as possible regarding payment of the mortgage. Even missing one month’s mo
Equity release is a method through which you can turn the equity in your home into a cash sum. It allows people to remain in their own home without downsizing and helps people who are sitting on a house with no mortgage to use the house as an asset t
In March 2017, Glasgow City Council released new regulations surrounding short-term rentals, such as Airbnb. However, it was not until December 2018 that Airbnb landlords felt the full brunt of these rules. The regulations mean that a person is not a
The Private Housing (Tenancies) Scotland Act 2016 came into force on 1st December 2017. From that date, no new assured or short assured tenancies can be entered into. Any new letting will become a Private Residential Tenancy ("PRT") governed by the n

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