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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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Research Reveals Evolution in Housing and Mortgage Markets

New research into recent trends in the housing and mortgage lending markets has revealed that borrowing into older age is likely to be much more common over the next ten years.

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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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Home Ownership Ambitions Remain Strong

It is good to hear that home ownership ambitions in the UK are still strong, despite the difficulties would-be home owners can experience in raising deposits.

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First Time Buyers Look to Family for Financial Help

New research has highlighted the difficulties experienced by some first time buyers as they try to take that first, all-important step on the housing ladder.

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Rise in New Build Home Completions

The latest Quarterly Housing Statistics from Scotland’s Chief Statistician have revealed that 16,309 new build homes were completed in the 12 months to September 2016. This is an increase of 1% on the 16,152 homes completed in the previous year.

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Second Steppers Report Difficulties Moving Up the Housing Ladder

An increasing number of first-time sellers think it will be harder to sell their home this year, partly due to concerns over the economy, new research from Lloyds Bank has found.

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Collaborative Child Maintenance Arrangements

The UK Government has published new figures that it says show thousands of children are benefiting from their separated parents working together on child maintenance arrangements.

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Mortgage Affordability Better in Scotland

Mortgage affordability in quarter four (Q4) of 2016 for both first time buyers and home movers was lower in Scotland than the rest of the UK, according to new research by Bank of Scotland.

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