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First annual fall in 3 years for Scottish house prices

The latest House Price Index report revealed the average property price in Scotland was £145,762 in February 2019. This was a 3.1 per cent decrease on the previous month and a fall of 0.2 per cent on February of last year (£145,982); the first annual drop in average property price in Scotland since March 2016.

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3% drop in the number of households approved for adoption in Scotland

In a statistical report published last week, it was found that 317 new adoptive households were approved across 33 adoption services in 2017; a three per cent decrease from the previous year (326) and 11 per cent down from 2015 (355), according to the report from the Care Inspectorate.

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Strong house price growth continues throughout most of Scotland

Outperforming England and Wales, the average house price in Scotland for the year to end January 2019 was £184,324; an increase of 3.2 per cent, or £5,675, according to the latest data by Your Move.

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Law Society calls for full review of 'problematic' cohabitation laws

Cohabitation laws in Scotland are in need of reform as they do not help grieving people or vulnerable individuals, according to a recent report by the Law Society of Scotland.

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Edinburgh has the happiest homeowners in the UK, according to recent survey

A study from Barclays Mortgages discovered that 93 per cent of parents who lived in Scotland’s capital were happy in their current property, the highest percentage across the entire UK.

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