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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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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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Additional £100 million investment for Scottish businesses

Businesses in Scotland will be able to access over £100 million to help them grow and unlock investment through the upcoming phase of the Scottish Growth Scheme (SGS), the Scottish Government has announced.

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Plans for almost 500 flats in Glasgow built-to-rent development gets the green light

A £100 million build-to-rent (BTR) development made up of nearly 500 apartments on the banks of the Clyde in Glasgow has been passed by council planners. The detailed planning permission was agreed as part of a broader plan at the Clydeside Central Quay site which also includes 300,00 sq ft of commercial space and a 150-room hotel.

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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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