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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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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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Housing Market Remains Relatively Subdued

The average house price in the UK stood at £224,439 over the three months May, according to the latest House Price Index from Halifax. This is 1.9% higher than in the same period last year. On a monthly basis, prices rose by 1.5% in May, which has partially reversed the 3.1% monthly decline experienced in April. 

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Laying Down the Law: Do we have to make a new will every time we have children?

MY husband and I are thinking of making wills. We have no children just now but might in future. Will we have to change our wills when we have a child, or indeed every time we have another? 

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Court of Justice Gives Ruling on Rights of Access

The Court of Justice of the European Union has given its judgment in a case involving ‘rights of access’ to children

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Laying Down the Law: Why was I charged with theft when I found a mobile phone?

MY partner and I have joint accounts. In the event of either of our deaths, does half the account go into the estate of that deceased to be divided between the surviving partner and children? We have made wills. 

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Laying Down the Law: Why should I have to prove I live alone?

I AM a widower over 60. I live alone and have the single persons rebate on council tax. I received a letter from the council saying it has come to their notice I have another adult living at my address and this rebate could be cancelled. 

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Improving Access to Finance for Small Businesses

The European Commission has been looking into ways of improving access to finance for smaller businesses and has recently published details of proposed new rules aimed at giving better access to financing through public markets. 

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Remortgages in Scotland Reach Seven Year High

The number of remortgages taken out by homeowners in Scotland reached 8,700 in the first quarter of this year, which is a 6.1% increase over the same period last year, new figures from UK Finance have revealed. The £1.07bn of remortgaging in the first quarter was 9.2% more year-on-year. 

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