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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. Read more

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

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

The headlines in the Press and Journal newspaper of Dec 7th, 1967 read –

“House prices go on rising. The outlook for the man who wants to buy his own home is very bleak. 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

Enter with caution!

Unmarried couples must be aware of a lack of rights when buying homes or moving in together, says Pat Gray. Buying a first home together as a couple is an exciting prospect but can also be fraught with difficulties which only emerge later on in the relationship. Read more

To Have and to Hold - A Word of Caution

Buying as a couple for the very first time is incredibly exciting yet with only a very small percentage of couples in Scotland in civil partnerships and fewer couples getting married than ever before, a number of things should be considered by potential co-habitees when looking to purchase a home… Read more

Thinking of becoming a private landlord?

There may be a variety of reasons why you are thinking of becoming a private landlord or you may already be a landlord but are dissatisfied with the service you are receiving from your existing letting agent.  At Mackinnons, we can offer you …. Read more

Til Death Do us Part?

Increasing numbers of individuals throughout Scotland are now choosing to live together rather than get married.   Many couples living together actually own property but a much smaller percentage own their home jointly. 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
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