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Scottish property prices are growing faster than the UK

According to the latest UK House Price Index for August 2018, the average price of houses in Scotland was £153,309 - 4.1% higher than in the same month last year. Despite the average UK house price also increasing - up 3.2% in the year to August 2018 - the report highlighted that property prices in Scotland are growing at a slightly faster rate.

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Millions of parents transfer assets to children in bid to reduce inheritance tax

New statistics have revealed that 20% of parents in the UK have gifted assets to their children to mitigate inheritance tax.

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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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