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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.
Buying a property is typically the biggest purchase that a person makes in their life and doing it for the first time can be especially daunting and confusing. While algebra continues to be taught in schools, knowledge of the process when it comes to
Garden predators are taking root in the courts, as householders take action to fight off plant invaders that can be highly destructive and undermine property values. Japanese Knotweed is a highly invasive, aggressive and fast-growing plant which can
When a property is being sold, the Title Deeds (the documents setting out legal ownership, boundaries, rights of access etc) will be examined by the purchaser’s solicitor. The purchaser’s solicitor will want to be satisfied that the seller can transf
Some like shiny new homes. Some don’t. While everyone’s taste differs, demand for properties is so high at present that many potential buyers cannot afford to be overly picky and perhaps require to use their heads more than their hearts. If we leave
Since February 2022, all homes in Scotland are required by law to have installed interlinked smoke alarms as well as adequate Carbon Monoxide protection. The legislation was introduced in response to the Grenfell Tower disaster and applies to all hom
One of the key purposes of the Registration Act 1617 was to increase transparency in the ownership of land and to allow members of the public to easily access land titles. Parliament have sought to increase transparency beyond mere ownership to cover
Some homeowners (landlords and owner occupiers) may be surprised to learn that from 1 February 2022 the requirements relating to smoke alarms within the home are changing. Following the 2017 Grenfell disaster, the Scottish Government have amended the
Last month Glasgow hosted COP26, where leaders from all around the world gathered to take decisive action to tackle the climate crisis. This conference forced all sectors to examine their actions and consider how these affect our environment. Recent
Following the tragedy at Grenfell Tower in London, the UK government have made it a priority to address the issue of unsafe cladding on residential units. In response, the government have announced that it would introduce a new tax levy in 2022 on th
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 cli
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