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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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Laying Down the Law: Drama over will wishes

I HAVE finally got around to making my will, and want to make my close friend my executor, not any of my children. They are grown up but not practical (they all live abroad or away from Scotland). Is this legal, or can my eldest, who thinks he should be executor anyway although he lives in Wales, step in and take the friend’s place? 

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Couples Urged to be More Open about Financial Matters

Many couples find it difficult to talk about their financial affairs, including debt levels with each other, new research has revealed. 

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John Roberts

Scottish Second Steppers are More Financially Independent

Homeowners in Scotland are apparently less reliant on their parents for financial assistance in moving up to the second rung of the property ladder than in the rest of the UK, new research has revealed. 

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Laying Down the Law: How do I deal with a false report to DWP?

I’VE been falsely reported to the DWP by a malevolent phone call. DWP are now investigating me. Who would I best approach to help me with this? 

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Improving Funding Opportunities for Businesses

A new report has revealed a clear regional disparity across the UK in terms of where Angel investors are based and where they invest. 

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Laying Down the Law: What are grandchildren's rights to an inheritance?

MY mum has left his estate in her 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 mother dies and not to me as surviving child. What is the legal position? 

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John Roberts

Landlords Reveal Plans to Sell Properties

Plans by landlords to sell their properties could lead to a sharp increase in the number of homes suitable for first-time buyers coming onto the market. 

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John Roberts

Housing Market Remains Relatively Subdued

The average house price in the UK stood at £224,439 over the three months May, according to the latest House Price Index from Halifax. This is 1.9% higher than in the same period last year. On a monthly basis, prices rose by 1.5% in May, which has partially reversed the 3.1% monthly decline experienced in April. 

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