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Loan for self-build homes now available

The Scottish government have announced a new loan available for people who want to build their own homes.

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Judge allows proof before answer in asbestos damages claim

The family of former tradesman Frederick Forbes who died of an asbestos-related illness have been allowed to proceed with action against executor of the estate of his former employer, despite claims from the defender that his liability had ended following his discharge.

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Faculty calls for "difficult" but necessary real burden reform

A highly criticised aspect of Scottish Land Law which governs burdens affecting property should be replaced to resolve its uncertainties, according to the Faculty of Advocates, but they have suggested it will not be an easy undertaking.

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Unmarried claimant of widowed parent's allowance wins Supreme Court ruling for breach of ECHR

A woman in Northern Ireland who was refused a claim for widowed parent’s allowance (WPA) because she was not married to her deceased partner, has won a ruling from the UK Supreme Court. The restrictive legislation was said to benefit those who are married or in a civil partnership, and breaches human rights law by unjustifiably discriminating against the survivor and/or children on the basis of their marital or birth status.

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House prices up and a fall in property sales, in latest figures

Property prices in Scotland are rising steadily while the volume of sales declines, according to new data from the Registers of Scotland - albeit, at a slower rate compared to the rest of the UK.

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