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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.
John Roberts

Scottish House Prices Rise at Faster Rate than UK Average

Average house prices in Scotland are increasing at a higher rate than the UK average, according to the latest UK House Price Index (UK HPI).

Austin Lafferty

CML Publishes Details of Buyer Activity

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has published details of house-buyer activity during April this year.

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Austin Lafferty

Austin Lafferty Legal Tips: How long do I have to keep paying aliment for my 22-year-old daughter?

I have a daughter who I pay aliment for to my ex-wife. I would like to know how long I am duty bound to pay this money to her. My daughter is now 22 and about to graduate. I am not trying to shirk my responsibilities to the girl though we are estranged - I would much rather pay money directly to her own bank accounts than to my ex.

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Laying Down the Law: My dog attacked a neighbour’s young daughter. Can they claim against me as the dog owner?

I got into trouble in 1982 and have a criminal record, albeit for one minor offence. Could that old case be dragged up, say if I am going for a job or joining a golf club? I am respectable and would not wish a tarnish on my name from some busybody.

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John Roberts

Women Experience Financial Impact Following Divorce

Divorce can represent a significant roadblock to women achieving true financial security, according to a new study from the US.

Austin Lafferty

Laying Down the Law: I want to get a will pack. Are they a good idea?

I want to make a will but do not have a clue where to start. I was thinking of buying a will pack from a shop or downloading something, but I am worried I might make a mistake that I can’t change after I pass away.

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Laying Down the Law: I live in a six in a block but one person won't pay up. Help!

I own my flat in a block of six, and each of us is liable for a share of repairs, the property is not factored but we have a residents' fund which five of us pay into. The other resident, who we have no way of contacting, does not pay and ignores even lawyers’ letters. This leaves the burden of their share with the other residents. How should we proceed to reclaim money we are owed.

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Austin Lafferty

Commercial Property Lending Remained Steady in 2016

New lending activity in the UK commercial property sector remained steady throughout 2016, albeit at lower levels than in 2015, the British Property Federation has reported. This is despite the uncertainty caused by the EU referendum vote.

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