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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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Property Sales Expected to Increase in Scotland

The latest UK Residential Market Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has revealed that housing market activity in Scotland was generally flat in February, as a shortage of properties becoming available for sale continued to result in an increasing number of potential new buyers being thwarted. 

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John Roberts

Calls for Review of Adoption Laws

Recent research into adoption has led to calls for adoption laws across the UK to be reviewed to allow for greater contact between adopted children and their birth families. 

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Austin Lafferty

Laying Down the Law: Flatpack units fell on me at work

I WAS at work and a pallet stacked with flatpack units fell off a shelf on to me. I strained my back and it has steadily got worse, so I can now no longer lift stock in the factory. I don't want to make a fuss with a claim but I am really suffering. 

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Property Index Reveals Latest Scottish Property Market Statistics

The latest UK House Price Index has revealed that house prices across the UK as a whole increased by an average of 5.2% in the year to December 2017. The annual growth rate has apparently slowed since mid-2016 but has remained broadly around 5% during 2017. 

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Laying Down the Law: Energy company has stopped posting my bills

I HAVE been a customer of the same power company for 20 years and now they no longer post me a bill. I am not on the internet. I have written but they never write back. I have also phoned many times without success. 

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John Roberts

Achieving the First Rung on the Property Ladder

The difficulties faced by first-time buyers in getting on the property market have been well documented, but new research has revealed that some young adults are now taking a less traditional route to achieve that important first rung on the ladder. 

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Report Reveals SMEs’ Finance Choices

The British Business Bank (BBB) recently published its 2018 Small Business Finance Markets report, which suggests that although the bank is still the predominant channel for small businesses in the UK, many are starting to diversify in their choice of finance

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Laying Down the Law: Do I have to pay Aliment directly to my ex-wife?

I HAVE a daughter who I pay Aliment for to my ex-wife. I would like to know how long I am duty bound to pay this money to her. My daughter is now 22 and about to graduate. I am not trying to shirk my responsibilities to the girl though we are estranged - I would much rather pay money directly to her own bank accounts than to my ex. 

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