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Once you purchase a property you become responsible for maintaining and repairing it, and it is therefore extremely important to establish the condition of a property before you put in an offer. This is true for every property. However, if you are purchasing a flat it is essential to bear… Read More »Read More
The Chancellor has today announced new rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for residential properties which will apply from midnight tomorrow, Thursday 4 December 2014. New rates The new rates for SDLT will be: Up to £125,000: 0% £125,001 to £250,000: 2% £250,001 to £925,000: 5% £925,001 to £1,500,000:… Read More »Read More
New regulations come into force today (1 December 2014) introducing the concept of shared parental leave. The regulations aim to encourage flexibility in employment to enable both parents to play a greater role in the early stages of their child’s life or in the early post-adoption period. Emma Reid, a… Read More »Read More
Many of our clients are very concerned about the prospect of going into care and having their assets used to meet care costs with the result that their family may receive a greatly depleted inheritance. Barbara Watson discusses this difficult issue and what you can do to protect your assets…. Read More »Read More
Bob Arbuthnott, one of our Directors and a very experienced conveyancing solicitor, gives his view on the autumn / winter property market in Edinburgh. Recent trends in the autumn / winter property market One of the joys of working in the property market for over 30 years is that, even… Read More »Read More
Cathy Donald, a solicitor in our Employment Law team, summarises the implications of the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling on overtime and holiday pay. While on the face of it, the decision may be seen as welcome for employees, and less so for employers, the devil is in the detail… Read More »Read More
What is a Power of Attorney? A Power of Attorney which is drawn up under the Adults with Incapacity Act (Scotland) Act 2000 is a document which authorises someone you trust to act on your behalf in relation to financial matters and/or issues affecting your welfare. The Power of Attorney will… Read More »Read More
Our experienced Property Manager, Glynis Kennedy, has the following ten Top Tips for selling your property. 1. Kerb appeal The outside of your property is the first impression viewers will get of your property, so it is important to ensure where possible that all exterior paintwork is fresh, and that… Read More »Read More
Emma Reid, a solicitor in our Employment Law team, gives advice for employees on constructive dismissal claims. Is a claim for constructive dismissal the answer? We are often contacted by employees who feel they have been so badly treated by their employers that they cannot continue in their job. In… Read More »Read More
Why should you make a Will? There are many reasons to tackle this often unwelcome task, as outlined below by Barbara Watson, who has many years’ experience in drafting Wills for clients with a variety of personal circumstances. You can make sure your estate passes to your chosen beneficiaries You… Read More »Read More
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