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The Austin Lafferty Solicitors & Estate Agents Blog

Austin Lafferty, solicitors and estate agents in Glasgow, East Kilbride and Hamilton, provide legal advice to the businesses and individuals of Glasgow, East Kilbride, Hamilton and beyond. Get legal advice you can trust from Austin Lafferty. Below are details of our latest posts.
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Austin Lafferty Legal Brief: How valid are home reports when buying a house?

My father has left his estate in his will to my sister and me. My sister has passed away and someone has said to me that her share will go to her kids when my father dies and not to me as surviving child. What is the legal position?

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Calls for Changes to LBTT Rates to Boost Housing Activity

Trade body Homes for Scotland has called on the Scottish Government to take action to tackle a lack of activity at the higher end of the housing ladder.

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Austin Lafferty's Legal Brief: My partner and I have joint accounts - what happens if we die?

My partner and I have joint accounts. In the event of either of our deaths, does half the account go into the estate of that deceased to be divided between the surviving partner and children? We have made wills.

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Social Enterprises and Business Start-Ups

Social enterprises, or businesses set up to achieve a social purpose, are outperforming more main stream businesses, according to a new report.

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Laying Down the Law: Council tax issue - how do I prove son doesn't live with me?

I am a widower over 60. I live alone and have the Single Persons rebate on council tax. I received a letter from the council saying it has come to their notice I could have another adult living at my address and this rebate could be cancelled. My son was working in London having moved out of his marital home, and had letters redirected to my address. The council have asked me to prove that he doesn't stay with me and want proof of the employer and address in the south of France. I don't see that I should have to prove anything.

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Millions Plan to Downsize Later in Life

New research from Prudential has revealed that over 3.9 million over-55s plan to downsize to a cheaper property later in life, and convenience is the main motivator for this move, not the releasing of equity.

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Making a Relationship Better

Most relationships go through their share of difficult times, but some couples seem to weather these times better than others.

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Laying Down the Law: I found £20 and handed it in. Will I be able to claim it?

I found a £20 banknote on the floor of local shop. I handed it in but can’t imagine anyone would be able to claim it. Will I ever get a chance of receiving it?

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