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New Code of Practice for Letting Agents

The end of 2017 saw massive changes in the Scottish private rented sector with the introduction of the new Private Residential Tenancy Agreement which has been received with mixed reviews, depending on whether you are a landlord or a tenant.  Although the new PRT is a lengthy document it does... Read more

Are we on the road to recovery?

Figures just released from Aberdeen Solicitors Property Centre give rise to “guarded optimism” for the housing market in Aberdeen and the North East. Read more

Selecting a suitable property for the Aberdeen rental market

The Granite City’s residential property market may not be booming for home sellers – but for those seeking to invest in rental property current conditions can provide excellent opportunities. Read more

Private Residential Tenancies

The 1st December 2017 will see the launch of the long awaited Private Residential Tenancy (PRT), a “model” tenancy agreement created by the Scottish Government.   Read more

Our Summer Property Market - are things really “on the up”?

Statistics released this week by Aberdeen Solicitors Property Centre indicate that there are encouraging signs coming through in the second quarter figures for the Aberdeen area housing market. Read more

The Bank of Mum and Dad

A report published recently for the BBC has shown the number of first time buyers relying on “the Bank of Mum and Dad” for financial help has now reached an all time high with more than one-third of home buyers in England depending upon family financial contribution. Read more

Well intended but perhaps not the best step to take...?"

Whether wanting to help a younger generation climb the property ladder or looking to minimise liability for care home fees, many clients are now contemplating transferring the family home out of their ownership. Read more

All change for Private Rented Tenancies

2017 will see a dramatic change in the legislation governing private residential tenancies in Scotland. Read more

Brexit, the housing market and our “wish list” for 2016

Despite UK membership of the EU, property law in Scotland has, over the years essentially remained “national” with minimal intervention at European level.  As a result Brexit should have little impact, at least upon the manner in which legal formalities in relation to domestic property are dealt with – property... Read more

Local Solicitors Lend a Hand

Mackinnons, Solicitors, with branch offices in Aboyne and in Cults, have volunteered to donate all fees generated from the provision of Notary Services  for the next six months to the Fund set up locally on Deeside for those affected by the recent tragic flooding.  Read more

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Fishermens Rights Expanding

The Seafarers (Insolvency, Collective Redundancies and Information and Consultation Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018 have now been published and will come into force on Friday 13th April 2018.  These Regulations will remove a number of preclusions affecting share fishermen, thereby extending the following rights:

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