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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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Sharp Rise in Scottish Business Activity

Output levels from Scotland’s private sector companies in February increased at the fastest rate recorded in the last 19 months, according to the latest Regional Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI®) from Bank of Scotland.

John Roberts

Rise in New Build Home Completions

The latest Quarterly Housing Statistics from Scotland’s Chief Statistician have revealed that 16,309 new build homes were completed in the 12 months to September 2016. This is an increase of 1% on the 16,152 homes completed in the previous year.

Austin Lafferty

Laying Down the Law: How do I get back my cash from power firm?

I am elderly and have had the same energy company supplying my flat for years. I have apparently built up a credit with them of £900. I got a refund of £179. Am I entitled to the remainder as it’s my money?

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Having an Affair is Unacceptable to Younger Generations

New research from the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) has found that young people in Britain are more likely than older generations to describe a married person having an affair as “never acceptable”.

Austin Lafferty

Laying Down the Law: Sacked and not even found guilty of court case

I applied for a job and gave truthful information in answer to the questions, including one about having no court convictions. The job was offered and I started, but was sacked when they found out I am awaiting trial on a minor breach of the peace case. I expect to be found not guilty. How can I lose the chance of a job like this?

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John Roberts

Second Steppers Report Difficulties Moving Up the Housing Ladder

An increasing number of first-time sellers think it will be harder to sell their home this year, partly due to concerns over the economy, new research from Lloyds Bank has found.

Austin Lafferty

Laying Down the Law: I've been diagnosed with cancer. Will my children take on my debts?

I took out a loan to be repaid over five years by monthly instalments. I have now been diagnosed with cancer and the prognosis is not good. When I actually die, what happens to the debt. Surely my children don’t have to take it over? My estate won’t be enough to pay the balance unless I live for a fair bit longer.

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Laying Down the Law: Help! My landlord is refusing to give deposit back

My ex landlord has refused to refund my deposit on the grounds that there was a smell of dog urine in the back garden my lease covered. I left new blinds and carpets as I thought we would be there a long time. We stayed over six years and had permission to keep dogs. I have been trying to get deposit back for nearly two years.

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