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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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Laying Down the Law: Hounded by debt recovery firm. How do I stop them harassing me?

I have been hounded by a debt recovery agency regarding a personal loan with a bank. I get dozens of calls day and night, and we have paid off most of the loan – only £93 left to pay. I am 63 and will not work again. What can I do to stop this harassment?

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Austin Lafferty

Debt Recovery an Ongoing Problem for SMEs

Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Britain together wrote off as much as £5.8 billion in debt in the last financial year, according to new research by Direct Line for Business.

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Austin Lafferty

Laying Down the Law: I was injured on dodgy pavement which has not been fixed. What do I do?

In April 2014 I fell while crossing the road when a pothole at the kerb got me. I was injured - whole side and head very sore with scraping and scratches, and though I healed up I still get pain in my hip going into my back. I wrote to the council involved and sent photos, but they said the state of the road was fine. It has not been fixed and is still a hazard. Where do I go from here?

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John Roberts

House Price Index Reveals Price Increase in Scotland

The average price of a property in Scotland in July 2016 was £143,711, according to the latest UK House Price Index (UK HPI). This equates to an increase of 3.4% on the previous year and an increase of 1.3% compared to June this year.

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Austin Lafferty

Laying Down the Law: A neighbour erected a fence on our land - can it stay?

Our neighbour erected a fence which is on our land. When we brought this to their attention as we want to lay a driveway, they told us it had been in place for 20 years plus, so can stay.

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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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John Roberts

Named Person Orders Laid before Parliament

The Scottish Government has recently reaffirmed its commitment to its named person service, but confirmed that it would not commence the related provisions of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 on 31 August, pending changes to the Act following the UK Supreme Court judgment in July.

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Austin Lafferty

Laying Down the Law: Pre-registered car needs service already - can this be right?

I bought a car from a dealer, pre-registered three months before with delivery mileage. It was new in every respect. I have been advised my service is due already. I phoned to query as I had been told servicing was 20,000 miles or a year, this was only nine months after I bought. I was not informed by the salesman that the year is counted from date of registration. If I had known this I would not have bought the car.

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