Property News

Enhanced Level 4 Restrictions - COVID 19 Update

With immediate effect the whole of Mainland Scotland is now subject to enhanced Level 4 restrictions.  With very few exceptions, these restrictions impose a legal requirement upon people leaving home other than for “essential purposes”.  Read more

Scottish Guidance on House Moves…and other positive news

Following upon the First Ministers announcement of Tuesday 22nd September 2020 regarding restrictions being further tightened as a result of a recent surge in Covid 19 cases, clarification on “house moves” has now been issued by the Scottish Government. Read more

What can we expect to happen next?

Whilst we are delighted to report that our Cults and Aboyne branch office staff are now able to carry out viewings and market appraisals in person, and whilst viewing enquiries have already surpassed this time last year, this is not a return to “normality” by any means. Read more

Mackinnons welcome the re-opening of the housing market

As lockdown restrictions finally are eased, we are delighted to see the re-opening of the Scottish housing market. Read more

“What Next for the Scottish Housing Market?”

We now have a published Scottish Route Map the way ahead and, hopefully, out of the Coronavirus Pandemic for many, in the week to come, this will finally provide a welcome removal of some of the practical restraints of moving house but – for a multitude of reasons – this... Read more

Some Assistance for House Sellers/Buyers on the Horizon?

This week (week commencing 18th May) it is hoped that emergency legislation may be passed by the Scottish Government to assist house sellers who have been affected by Covid-19.  The Corona Virus (No. 2) (Scotland) Bill includes provision whereby an individual who has purchased a new main residence between 24th... Read more

The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020

This piece of temporary legislation received Royal Assent on the 6th April 2020 and includes, amongst many other things, changes to the law relating to the Private Rented Sector.  These changes will apply until the 30th September 2020 initially, although the legislation gives a provision for an extension of the... Read more

Moving Home - update and FAQs

Both the Scottish Government and the Law Society of Scotland have issued guidance to all property solicitors on what is expected to happen during the present “lockdown” period.  This guidance relates to both concluded and unconcluded transactions. Read more

"All change" on the Capital Gains Tax front from 6th April 2020

On 6th April 2020, capital gains tax (CGT) on property will change.  This may have an effect on the amount of tax paid to HMRC following upon the disposal of a property. Read more

Washing Machine Recall

Whirlpool are recalling over 1/2 a million washing machines due to a potential risk of fire. The recall affects certain Hotpoint and Indesit models manufactured between 2014 and 2018. Read more
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People of Significant Control – Part 1

A recent query from Companies House as regards the people of significant control (“PSCs”) of a client company prompted a useful recap of the PSC Rules and it was considered useful to share.

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