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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

Latest Housing Market Statistics Revealed

The average price of a property in Scotland in October 2017 was £143,544, the latest UK House Price Index (UK HPI) has revealed. This is an increase of 2.8% on October in the previous year but a fall of 0.7% when compared to the previous month. 

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Laying Down the Law: Neighbours at war over land

MY neighbour removed the boundary hedge between our respective owned properties without my consent and then erected a panel fence which is at least half a foot into my ground. As a result, my proposed conservatory had to be reduced by a third of a metre wide. I have complained to the local authority and had meetings with them but nothing can be done? 

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Family Business Owners Worry About Succession

Many owners of family-run businesses are concerned about the future of their companies, new research has revealed.

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John Roberts

Marriage May Decrease the Risk of Dementia, Say Researchers

Many studies have been carried out to investigate the impact of marriage and divorce on health. 

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Austin Lafferty

Nomination for Vice Presidency of the Law Society of Scotland

Austin Lafferty has been nominated to become the next vice president of the Law Society of Scotland. Results will be announced this month at the society’s December meeting. He is nominated alongside John Mulholland, criminal solicitor in Falkirk.

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Laying Down the Law: Where do I stand over the will?

MY mum died. As I am the oldest I was named her next of kin and because my brother did not want the funeral bill in his name. It turns up my mother had paid too much council tax over the last couple of years. I phoned the council who said my brother told them not to discuss it with me. Could you tell me where I stand? I have still £600 to pay to the funeral bill and took a £500 loan to pay for other things.

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Individual Postcode Areas Buck the National Housing Trend

New analysis by Barclays Mortgages has revealed that while the national housing market shows signs of cooling, individual postcodes around the UK are bucking the trend and experiencing sharper house price growth.

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John Roberts

Local Factors Influence House Prices

Average house prices in the UK have been on a generally upward trend in recent months, but at a more local level prices can be influenced by many different factors.

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