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‘Exceptional Release’ Housing Policy and the Demise of Scotland’s ‘Tilted Balance’

Sandy Telfer discusses the much anticipated court decision in ‘the Mossend appeal’ and what this means for the Scottish Housebuilding industry.

What changes after you say: “I do”?

The Wedding season is upon us once again with couples across Scotland ‘tying the knot’ but what legally changes when you say “I do”?

Immigration changes – The impact on rural businesses

Fraser Vandal discusses changes to the UK's work visa rules and how these changes will impact rural businesses.

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13 February 2024 | Time to read: 3 mins

Love is a Co-Purchase Agreement

By Rachael Burke

Rachael Burke discusses why it is a good idea for any couple to consider a co-purchase agreement before buying a property.

11 December 2023 | Time to read: 4 mins

Property Chains – hints and tips when buying or selling a property

Residential property solicitor Jazmin MacPherson outlines the characteristics of a property chain and questions to ask your Solicitor.

25 May 2023 | Time to read: 3 mins

The new ‘no-deposit mortgage’ aimed at renters

By Hannah Gaddie

With first time buyers struggling to get onto the property ladder, we look at the new deposit-free mortgage scheme announced by Skipton Building Society.

26 April 2023 | Time to read: 3 mins

How to choose the right location for your new home

By Caitlin Keegan

Caitlin Keegan breaks down what’s involved in choosing where to buy a property finding the right location for you.

04 April 2023 | Time to read: 4 mins

Overview of the current residential property market and competition for properties

By Paula Arnott

Legal Director, Paula Arnott provides an overview of the current residential property market and the positive competition for properties at all levels.

09 January 2023 | Time to read: 4 mins

Is ESPC Unlock the key to bringing more properties to the Scottish market?

By Hannah Gaddie

ESPC have launched an Unlock scheme which provides new opportunities for Scottish sellers and purchasers, aiming to bring more properties to market.

28 October 2022 | Time to read: 4 mins

What are the tax implications of selling the family home?

By John McArthur

There can be many reasons for deciding to sell the family home, but what are the tax considerations we need to be aware of?

28 October 2022 | Time to read: 3 mins

Our top tips for moving house

By Caitlin Keegan

For many, moving house can be a daunting prospect. There is a lot to consider and figuring out what is most important to you can be difficult.

13 April 2022 | Time to read: 2 mins

Our approach to marketing your home

By Robbie Horn

It is vital that we attract as many viewers as possible to your property

25 March 2022 | Time to read: 1 min

Gillespie Macandrew celebrates raft of internal promotions

By Robert Graham-Campbell

Leading Scottish law firm, Gillespie Macandrew has announced the promotion of nine lawyers.

31 January 2022 | Time to read: 1 min

Update: Short-term lets legislation passed by Scottish Parliament

Short-term lets legislation passed by Scottish Parliament.

28 January 2022 | Time to read: 5 mins

Changes to smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm legislation affecting all homes in Scotland

By Caitlin Keegan

The law on fire and smoke alarms in your home is changing, and it is important to be aware of these changes coming into force on 1st February 2022.

01 October 2021 | Time to read: 1 min

Webinar: First Time Buyers

By Gillian Wright

Talking through the practical tips for your property search.

20 September 2021 | Time to read: 4 mins

Property after death: advice for those dealing with the estate of a loved one

By Gillian Wright

After the death of a loved one an up-to-date Will provides some comfort to the family in what is a difficult time.

08 July 2020 | Time to read: 1 min

Podcast: As the property market re-opens, we can help you make your next move safely

By Gillian Wright

We understand that many of you want to move forward with a sale or purchase but will be concerned about the processes.

27 January 2020 | Time to read: 3 mins

Service is key when buying or selling property

By Gillian Wright

Moving house remains one of life’s more stressful events so when buying or selling your home, it’s important to seek out the best possible advice.

10 April 2019 | Time to read: 2 mins

Preparing Your Property for the Market

By Robbie Horn

Thinking of selling your property? Follow our step-by-step guide to getting your home ready for sale

04 April 2019 | Time to read: 3 mins

Top Tips on Buying your First Home

By Gillian Wright

Currently the Edinburgh market is flooded with first time buyers, and with so many properties going to a closing date, competition is fierce.

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