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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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£150 million national pilot launched for first-time buyers

First-time buyers are to be offered loans of up to £25,000 to help pay the deposits on their first property, Nicola Sturgeon announced at the SNP conference in Edinburgh.

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Millions Plan to Downsize Later in Life

New research from Prudential has revealed that over 3.9 million over-55s plan to downsize to a cheaper property later in life, and convenience is the main motivator for this move, not the releasing of equity.

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Mortgage Lending from the Bank of Mum and Dad

New research has revealed that the Bank of Mum and Dad is now on a par with the 9th largest mortgage lender in the UK and will be involved in 26% of all property transactions that take place in the UK market this year.

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Lenders Publish Latest UK Property Market Figures

The latest House Price Index from Halifax has revealed that UK house prices in the three months to November were 6.0% higher than in the same three months of 2015, and 0.8% higher than in the preceding quarter of 2016.

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UK Property Market Post Brexit Decision

Recent research conducted by Which? Mortgage Advisers has given an interesting insight into the state of the UK property market 100 days after the Brexit decision.

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Review into Impact of Land and Buildings Transaction Tax

The Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee recently held a call to evidence seeking views on the first full year of operation of the Scottish Land and Buildings Transaction Tax.  

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The Golden Rules of Buying Property - The Conveyancers Dozen

Here's another of my blogs for GSPC, the 12 Golden Rules of buying property: "The Conveyancer's dozen".

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Scottish house prices. Time to buy?

House conveyancing is a substantial part of the business of Austin Lafferty Solicitors and Estate Agents in Glasgow and East Kilbride.

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