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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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£150 million national pilot launched for first-time buyers

First-time buyers are to be offered loans of up to £25,000 to help pay the deposits on their first property, Nicola Sturgeon announced at the SNP conference in Edinburgh.

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Scotland and East Midlands have the most confident first-time buyers in the UK

Would-be first-time buyers in Scotland and the East Midlands are more likely to get on the housing ladder alone than those across the rest of the UK, new research has found.

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4% rise in new build homes completed in 2018

The recent quarterly statistical publication has shown that 18,182 new build homes were completed across all sectors in the twelve months to September 2018; 695 homes (or 4%) more on the previous year.

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Glasgow and Edinburgh have the fastest-selling properties in the UK, according to recent data

Recent research from Post Office Money and property-tech provider, Gazeal, revealed that the fastest-selling properties in the UK are located in Edinburgh and Glasgow. According to the report, Edinburgh tops the board with properties spending just 39 days on the market. Glasgow was not far behind, moving property from ‘for sale’ to ‘sold’ in an average of 48 days.

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Beware of online Home Report scams, warn leading Surveyors

One of Scotland’s largest independent firms of Chartered Surveyors has issued a warning to people selling their houses in Scotland to be wary of internet-based scams offering cut-price Home Reports.

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Glasgow Large Panel flats feared to be unsafe

Glasgow tenants fear for the condition of housing built using an archaic construction method while the firm responsible for the houses, Wheatley Group, claim there are no structural defects.

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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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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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