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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

PRIVATE HOUSING (TENANCIES)(SCOTLAND) BILL

The anticipated Private Housing (Tenancies)(Scotland) Bill outlining the proposals for a new tenancy regime in Scotland has now been published.  The Bill outlines a complete reform of the current regime making the biggest change to the Scottish landlord and tenant legislation in over 25 years. Read more

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax – New Scottish Tax Explained

Having acquired the power to introduce devolved taxes, the Scottish Parliament has now introduced two new taxes, one of them being Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT). It replaces Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and will be administered by a new tax authority – Revenue Scotland. Read more

Land and Buildings Tax - Latest Update

Incredibly, it would seem that the Scottish Finance Secretary is on the brink of announcing a revisal to the new bands and rates of the Scottish Government’s Land and Buildings Tax due to come into force on 1st April 2015, replacing the UK stamp duty tax. Read more

Scotland has spoken

What now for the property market? Read more

Financing a student can be an education in itself!

Thousands of young men and women have, over the last few weeks, embarked upon new lives as students across Scotland.  For parents not only is it a potentially “difficult” time as their youngsters “fly the coop” but it can also be a great financial burden on the family budget.  Not... Read more

Financing a student can be an education in itself!

Thousands of young men and women have, over the last few weeks, embarked upon new lives as students across Scotland.  For parents not only is it a potentially “difficult” time as their youngsters “fly the coop” but it can also be a great financial burden on the family budget.  Not... Read more

“My how things have changed! - or have they?”

“My how things have changed!  - or have they?” Read more

From recession to recovery?

Since the beginning of 2013 we have seen a significant uplift in both the number of property viewers, and perhaps more significantly, in the number of purchasers who are actually in a position to commit to a contract. 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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