The latest quarterly report from the ASPC gives a reassuring picture of local market activity, with the house price index remaining, mostly, in the positive. The change in quarterly price is +1.5%, while the annual change is -0.5%. Taken over five years, the index is marginally positive at +0.4%. While the figures are reassuring, it may well be that our local market is yet to feel the strain of the general economic background and only time will tell whether this will be reflected in the remainder of 2023. Buyers’ wariness over the short term may well affect property sales as they effectively “sit tight” to see what happens with interest rates. This may result in a sluggish Autumn/Winter market as moving plans are put on hold, but for the moment, there is still healthy demand for properties in desirable locations and in good condition.Read More
Our team are renowned for administering estates of all sizes sensitively and efficiently.
Executors appointed under a will usually instruct solicitors to deal with the administration of the estate and at Mackinnons we pride ourselves on doing so in an approachable, friendly and accessible way, keeping you informed throughout the process. From discussing the implications of the Will, through to liaising with HM Revenue and Customs and advising on taxation issues, preparing the necessary paperwork, and distributing legacies and residuary funds, we are able to provide the advice and assistance that you may need at a very difficult time.
Even when someone dies without a will, we can advise the next of kin of their entitlement under the intestacy rules, and administer the estate accordingly. We also deal with the finalisation of income tax and provide beneficiaries with advice in relation to their own taxation positions.
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