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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 is a partner with Austin Lafferty Ltd and has been with the firm for over 10 years. He has experience in all areas of family law, including divorce and separation, adoption and contact. John believes in amicable negotiation in all his cases. This would apply both in assisting clients in finding suitable arrangements for any children and also in cases where financial settlement is the main issue of concern. In addition, John assists in legal matters relating to the death of a family member or friend, advising on the various processes required depending on whether or not the deceased made a will. He also provides advice on all aspects of conveyancing from buying a house, remortgaging or selling a property.

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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.

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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.

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Collaborative Child Maintenance Arrangements

The UK Government has published new figures that it says show thousands of children are benefiting from their separated parents working together on child maintenance arrangements.

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Mortgage Affordability Better in Scotland

Mortgage affordability in quarter four (Q4) of 2016 for both first time buyers and home movers was lower in Scotland than the rest of the UK, according to new research by Bank of Scotland.

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Late Payment and Insolvency a Continued Risk for Businesses

The problems experienced by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) as a result of late payment of invoices have been brought into focus again, with the publication of new research revealing that well over half of invoices remain unpaid within the debtor day period.

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Britain’s Most Expensive Streets

Scotland’s most expensive street is currently to be found in St Andrews, according to new research by Bank of Scotland. The Scores, which is in very close proximity to the town’s Old Course golf course, now has an average house price of £2,179,000.

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Lenders Publish Latest UK Property Market Figures

The latest House Price Index from Halifax has revealed that UK house prices in the three months to November were 6.0% higher than in the same three months of 2015, and 0.8% higher than in the preceding quarter of 2016.

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Help for Business Start-Ups in Europe

The European Commission has launched a new initiative that aims to give innovative entrepreneurs across Europe greater opportunities to thrive.

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