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The latest legal news & family, employment, personal injury and wills & succession law news from Complete Clarity Solicitors.
Karianne Falconer

Value of Privately Owned Housing Stock Reaches New High

New research by Halifax has revealed that the total value of privately owned UK housing stock has surpassed £6 trillion for the first time.  

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Seasons Greetings to our Valued Clients and Festive Opening Hours

Seasons greetings! As the holiday approaches we would like to take this opportunity to inform valued clients and potential new customers of our opening hours and Christmas activities.

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Karianne Falconer

Increase in Scottish Property Sales Predicted

November’s edition of the UK Residential Market Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) found that the UK housing market has remained flat at a headline level in the run up to Christmas. 

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Billy Smith

Inheritance Tax Projections Increase

The news that HMRC is projected to receive more inheritance tax (IHT) than initially forecast over the next five years should ring alarm bells for people with estates that are likely to be valued over the IHT threshold. IHT planning should now be a fundamental part of estate planning for everyone in this situation. 

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Karianne Falconer

Reports Give Insight into Property Market

The latest House Price Index from Halifax has revealed that UK house prices over the last three months (August-October) were 2.3% higher than in the previous three months (May-July). 

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Emma King

The Impact of Technology on Will Making

The Law Commission for England and Wales recently conducted a public consultation exercise over reforms to the laws governing will writing in England and Wales.

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Complete Clarity Solicitors to Sleep Out in aid of Scottish Homelessness

On Saturday 9 December, the solicitors at Complete Clarity will don their winter woollies and bear the cold in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens as part of the “worlds largest ever sleepout event” to raise money for Scottish homelessness.

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Karianne Falconer

Research Reveals How Frequently Brits Move House

New research has looked at the average length of time between house moves for people in Britain.

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Karianne Falconer

House Prices Rise but Activity Remains Subdued

The latest UK House Price Index has revealed that average house prices in the UK increased by 5.0% in the year to August 2017 (up from 4.5% in July 2017). According to the Office for National Statistics, which published the Index, the annual growth rate has slowed since mid-2016 but has remained broadly under 5% during 2017.

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Karianne Falconer

Housing Market Confidence Slow to Recover

Consumer confidence in the housing market doesn’t appear to have fully recovered since June’s General Election, according to new research from the Building Societies Association (BSA).

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Billy Smith

Over-50s Prioritise Leaving an Inheritance over Personal Spending

New research has revealed that the over-50s are choosing to cut back on personal spending so they can build an inheritance pot for their loved ones. However, their children don’t share this view and would rather their parents spent their money on themselves during retirement instead of leaving it behind.

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Karianne Falconer

Mortgage Lending Increases in Scotland

Recently published data from UK Finance has revealed that Scottish home buyers borrowed £2.5bn in the second quarter of this year, which is an increase of 35% quarter-on-quarter and 18% year-on-year.

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Emma King

The Importance of Updating Your Will

Charity will campaign Will Aid has highlighted the importance of keeping your will up-to-date to reflect any changes in personal circumstances.

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Karianne Falconer

Moving Up the Property Ladder

It is harder to take the second step on the property ladder than it is to get on the ladder in the first place, according to a recent report.

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Karianne Falconer

Report Gives Insight into Scottish Housing Market

The average price of a property in Scotland in June 2017 was £144,253, according to the latest UK House Price Index. This is an increase of 2.9% compared to June the previous year and an increase of 0.1% over the previous month.
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Karianne Falconer

Proximity to Premiership Grounds Can Impact House Prices

New research from Halifax has looked at the impact that proximity to the grounds of a Premiership football team can have on house prices.
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Billy Smith

Milestone Moments Prompt Will Writing

Only around half of UK adults have made a will, according to will writing campaign group Will Aid.

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Emma King

Consultation over Proposed Will-Writing Reforms

The Law Society of England and Wales has welcomed the launch of a public consultation exercise by the Law Commission over proposed reforms to the laws relating to will-writing.

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Karianne Falconer

Consumer Confidence Falls, but House Prices Rise

There has a been a slight deterioration of consumer confidence in the housing market, caused by short-term uncertainty from the General Election result, according to the Building Societies Association (BSA).

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Karianne Falconer

Reports Give Insight into Housing Market Activity

A new report from Registers of Scotland (RoS) has revealed that the total value of the residential sales market in Scotland from 2007-08 to 2016-17 reached over £143.4 billion.

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