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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: How can I get hold of my title deeds and can my son get compensation after being burned at work?

THE mortgage on my home was redeemed some years ago and the bank has continued to store my title deeds at an ever increasing charge. They say that they can only release my title deeds to a solicitor (this is not the case in England). Do I really need my title deeds to be retained by a building society or solicitor, or is the land registry in Scotland the best place to get a copy when I need them?

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Many Miscalculate the Upfront Costs of Buying First Home

Yorkshire Building Society has recently published research which indicates that many first time buyers are planning inaccurately for the costs of buying their first home, and urges first-time buyers to think and budget carefully to improve their chances of becoming homeowners.

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Laying Down the Law: I want to divorce my husband but I can't find him

MY husband and I have been separated for six years. I don’t know where he is. I now want a divorce. I tried at York as we were married in England but they would not deal with the application as I had no address for him. There are no property or financial issues to deal with. How can I proceed if at all?

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Are You Prepared for a Smooth Landing into Retirement?

In my most recent article, “R is for…?”, published in the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, I considered the retirement options available for sole practitioners and small firms.

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Laying Down the Law: Drama over will wishes

I HAVE finally got around to making my will, and want to make my close friend my executor, not any of my children. They are grown up but not practical (they all live abroad or away from Scotland). Is this legal, or can my eldest, who thinks he should be executor anyway although he lives in Wales, step in and take the friend’s place? 

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Couples Urged to be More Open about Financial Matters

Many couples find it difficult to talk about their financial affairs, including debt levels with each other, new research has revealed. 

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John Roberts

Scottish Second Steppers are More Financially Independent

Homeowners in Scotland are apparently less reliant on their parents for financial assistance in moving up to the second rung of the property ladder than in the rest of the UK, new research has revealed. 

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Laying Down the Law: How do I deal with a false report to DWP?

I’VE been falsely reported to the DWP by a malevolent phone call. DWP are now investigating me. Who would I best approach to help me with this? 

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