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Your Guide to Buying a Property in Scotland

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In the last year, research has proven that the number of house purchases in Scotland has increased. Our expert Property Team have extensive knowledge in relation to the market in the Inverness and surrounding areas. As highly experienced negotiators, we always secure the best deal for our clients.  From how much to offer on a property to The Scottish Government's recent property tax laws, the conveyancing procedure can be particularly complex and lengthy. With the specialised legal advice of Innes & Mackay solicitors, we can help ensure that buying or selling your property at this pivotal time is a smooth and stress-free process. For more information, read our guide on buying property in Scotland.

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Legal advice for separating couples in Scotland…10 years on

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This year will mark the 10th anniversary of legislation coming into force in Scotland which has changed the legal framework for separating couples who are not married. 

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Marketing Hints for Selling your Property

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Our parents always told us not to judge a book by its cover, but for most viewers this is exactly what they will do! First impressions are all important as your potential buyer pulls up outside the property so a well maintained tidy garden is always a good start and provides a neutral talking point to engage in with your viewers.  Make sure the wheelie bins are tucked away out of sight. Quite often on first entering your home, viewers will quickly decide if it is the one for them. We all know when something feels right, but there is no harm at all in adding to the ambiance with the smell of fresh home baking or freshly brewed coffee permeating the air…far nicer than the lingering odour of last night’s curry. Be aware of cooking smells, perhaps lighting a candle or two. That may all sound a little clichéd, but it can make all the difference.

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How Can You Ensure Your Will is Watertight?

There have been a number of high-profile legal challenges to wills of late, with the most covered story involving a woman who received a third of her mother’s inheritance despite being omitted from her will.

Indeed, a report found that there has been a marked increase in the number of challenges to wills with a report finding that the number of claims making it to the High Court rose by 80% in the last year, with 178 cases going to the UK’s highest court. According to experts, a rise in property prices was the main reasons for children challenging wills.

However, there are a number of other reasons that can result in the challenging of a will. Therefore, we take a look at some of the steps you can take to ensure that your will is watertight.

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