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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.

John is a partner with Austin Lafferty Ltd and has been with the firm for over 10 years. He has experience in all areas of family law, including divorce and separation, adoption and contact. John believes in amicable negotiation in all his cases. This would apply both in assisting clients in finding suitable arrangements for any children and also in cases where financial settlement is the main issue of concern. In addition, John assists in legal matters relating to the death of a family member or friend, advising on the various processes required depending on whether or not the deceased made a will. He also provides advice on all aspects of conveyancing from buying a house, remortgaging or selling a property.

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UK M&A Investment Falls

New analysis has revealed a fall in inbound UK M&A deal values in Q1 2016, while M&A investment increased in the rest of Europe over the same period.

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Browsing Property Websites is a Popular Pastime

As many as 63% of people in Britain admit to ‘window shopping’ online for homes that they have no intention of purchasing, according to a new study by Direct Line.

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Statistics Provide Insight into Marriage Trends

There was a fall in the number of marriages that took place in 2013 compared to the previous year, marking the first decline in marriages since 2009, figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown.

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Figures Show Increase in First-Time Buyers Sales

The latest figures regarding properties being sold in the UK has shown that there has been an increase in the number of first-time buyers getting on the property ladder.

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Glasgow’s Commercial Property Sales Booming in First Quarter

Commercial property in Scotland has seen a significant increase in demand in the first quarter of 2016, with technology companies coming to Edinburgh and others investing in shopping in Aberdeen. However, it is Glasgow that is leading the way according to recent a study.

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Majority of UK Wills Favour Grandchildren

A new study has found that the vast majority of Wills in the UK favour grandchildren with most people keen to give an inheritance to grandchildren.

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Commuter Town Properties Experience Rise in Demand

While the housing market in Scotland has seen an overall increase concerning property demand and value, there has also been an increase in demand for commuter town properties with more people wanting to swap the city for the suburbs.

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New Property Charge Could Punish First-time Buyers

A group of landlord and property organisations have warned that a proposed charge regarding buy-to-let properties and second homes could deter investors and disadvantage first-time buyers.

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