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Changes to the Help to Buy Scheme in Scotland

There has been some changes to the new format of the Help to Buy Scheme in Scotland which will be available from April 2016 until March 2019. View our recent Guide on Help to Buy Scheme in Scotland for more information. 

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Innes & Mackay writing competition hailed a huge success!

IM Writing Competition

John Taylor (depute Rector), Molly Tough, Jane Young & Lisa Law

As part of our 140th Anniversary Celebrations we recently held a writing competition which was open to all secondary school pupils across the Highland region.

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Marketing Hints for Selling your Property

First impressions

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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What is a Power of Attorney?

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Legal advice for separating couples in Scotland…10 years on

family law department

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. 

According to the Office for National Statistics in 2014 there were 18.6 million families in the UK.  Of these, 12.5 million were married couple families. This is the most common family type in the UK.  However, cohabiting couple families grew by 29.7% between 2004 and 2014. This is the fastest growing type of family in the UK.  It is clear that the composition of families is changing and the law in Scotland has adapted in order to reflect that. 

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