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The Land and Buildings Transactions Tax (LBTT), which is to be introduced in Scotland from May 2015, will mean that homes bought for more than £250,000 will incur a ten per cent tax, whereas under George Osborne's new reform of Stamp Duty, home owners will only pay ten per cent on homes worth £925,001 or more.

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Scottish Housing Commission has published a report making recommendations for encouraging a rethink of housing in Scotland to tackle the housing crisis.

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Our Estate Agents in Glasgow have a stunning new property for sale in Newlands at 28 Briar Road, Newlands, Glasgow G43 2TX and have just launched a new video to showcase it (best viewed on desktop, or landscape on mobile devices). Please see the video below or its original listing here. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Austin and his colleague at GSPC, Mark Hordern, have co-written a guide to running an succesful estate agency practice. Drawing on their collective experience, the manual provides a practical guide to operating a successful estate agency business within a law firm.

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Austin blogs on the GSPC website about the stressful and complex world of house conveyancing.

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This week's compendium of problems, issues and questions from my Evening Times readers, including discussion of tax issues when selling a house which is not your home, consideration of personal injury claims arising out of work-place accidents and more.

House conveyancing is a substantial part of the business of Austin Lafferty Solicitors and Estate Agents in Glasgow and East Kilbride.

When I began in the legal profession in 1979, my first job was as an apprentice conveyancer in Glasgow. It was the very start of a revolution.

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