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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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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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Sisters not getting a penny from dad's estate - is it legal?

My Dad passed away, and among other things, my brother who dealt with the funeral and the insurance and money is saying that two of our sisters are not getting a penny of the estate. Is this legal?

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Am I entitled to my ex's pension?

My husband and I divorced quite a few years ago but have remained on good terms, I have retained my married name. I know I am named beneficiary in my ex-husband’s works pension. Would divorce disbar me from receipt of benefits if he died? Could only children have a claim?

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How do I separate from my husband?

MY husband and I are not getting on well, and I am wondering about separation. He has to take medication to stay well, and I am worried about the welfare of my children. I work and do most of the child rearing, but I fear my husband might contest custody of the children on the basis he is not working, and would seek maintenance from me.

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£73k price premium demanded by homes near top Scottish schools

Parents seeking to live in the catchment area of a top performing state secondary school in Scotland are required to pay an average of £72,973 more, according to new research from the Bank of Scotland.

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Austin Lafferty answers all your legal questions

THE local authority is taking financial guardianship for my mother in a care home with dementia. I cannot get power of attorney now, and am wondering if I should contest the council’s guardianship application.

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Austin Lafferty - the law man's top advice

Some time ago the top flat caused a major leak of water that affected my flat – electrics out for days, walls damaged, and other personal losses, as well as upset and inconvenience. We have been negotiating with loss adjusters but feel we’re getting nowhere. Can you suggest anything?

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