Blog

Macnairs + Wilson Solicitors Blog & News

The latest legal news, blogs and announcements from Macnairs + Wilson.
Macnairs + Wilson

Three Key Questions When Buying a Home

In amongst all the chaos down in Westminster, Scotland has had a couple of pieces of good national news. Firstly, while the unemployment rate may have risen across the UK, it has hit a record-breaking low of 3.7% in Scotland. Secondly, official figures released show a 21% year on year rise in the number of affordable homes built in Scotland, with 18,182 homes completed between June 2017 and 2018 alone. Couple that with the news that outside London monthly mortgage payments are cheaper than paying rent on the same property, it seems like now is a good time to review some of the legal questions you should be asking when buying a house.

Macnairs + Wilson

Edinburgh and Glasgow have the fastest-selling properties in the UK, according to recent data

Recent research from Post Office Money and property-tech provider, Gazeal, revealed that the fastest-selling properties in the UK are located in Edinburgh and Glasgow. According to the report, Edinburgh tops the board with properties spending just 39 days on the market. Glasgow was not far behind, moving property from ‘for sale’ to ‘sold’ in an average of 48 days.

Macnairs + Wilson

21% rise in affordable homes in Scotland

The latest quarterly housing statistics reported that 8,767 affordable homes were delivered throughout Scotland for the year up to September 2018; a 21% increase on the 7,271 completions during 2017.

Macnairs + Wilson

Cutting someone out of your will

Writing a will is not always just about who you want to leave your estate to, but also who you wish to cut out. Being clear in your will about who is entitled to what assets will reduce the chances that your wishes will be disputed.

Macnairs + Wilson

People aged 55 to 64 are most likely to receive an inheritance

A recent government publication based on the analysis of data from the Wealth and Assets Survey between 2014 and 2016 looked into intergenerational transfers such as inheritances, gifts and loans. The report attempts to address whether inheritances and gifts are received predominantly by those who are economically more advantaged, by what age groups, how people spend their inheritance and from whom they are most likely to inherit from.

Make an enquiry

ContactForm

Your Name(*)
Please let us know your name.

Email Address(*)
Please let us know your email address.

Phone number(*)
Please write a subject for your message.

Which Macnairs + Wilson branch?(*)
Which Branch?

Message(*)
Please let us know your message.

(*)
Invalid Input

Call us

Paisley: 0141 887 5181

Glasgow: 0141 551 8185