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

Karianne is a solicitor at Complete Clarity Solicitors specialising in Conveyancing but my work also includes Private Client work including Wills, Power of Attorneys and Executries as well as commercial Leases.

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Number of Rental Properties Available in Scotland Falls Again

A new survey of the residential property market has revealed that the number of rental properties in Scotland has fallen even further over the last three months. However, this decrease in supply has been coupled with an increase in demand, which is expected to lead to a sharp rise in costs for tenants.

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RoS Launches New Register for Community Body Applications

Registers of Scotland (RoS) has launched a new register that will record all applications of community bodies to buy land or property that is abandoned, neglected or causing harm to the environmental wellbeing of the community, where the owner is not willing to sell that land. 

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Scotland Offers Affordable Seaside Living

Living by the sea is an ambition for many, and new research by Bank of Scotland has revealed that it may not be as unaffordable as some might think. 

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Value of the Scottish Housing Market

The total value of the residential sales market in Scotland from 2007-08 to 2017-18 was £161.3 billion, according to the latest Property Market Report from Registers of Scotland. 

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Mortgage Lending Remains Relatively Subdued

Finance and banking trade association, UK Finance, recently published figures giving an update on levels of activity within the mortgage market in the UK. 

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Many ‘Empty Nesters’ Choose Not to Downsize

Around 43% of adults whose children have ‘flown the nest’ intend to remain in the family home rather than downsize, new research from Bank of Scotland has revealed. 

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Tracking UK House Price Changes

The Office for National Statistics has published the latest UK House Price Index (UK HPI), which reveals the most recent house price changes across the country. 

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Extension to Scotland’s Help to Buy Scheme

A scheme that helps people purchase a new-build home in Scotland without the need for a large deposit is to be extended beyond 2019. 

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Research Reveals Obstacles to Moving up the Property Ladder

Much has been written about the difficulties facing first time buyers as they strive to take the first step onto the property ladder, however new research has revealed that homeowners looking to move up to the second rung on the ladder are also experiencing problems. 

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Overseas Owners of Scottish Property

Registers of Scotland (RoS) has published an interesting report on properties owned or leased in Scotland by overseas companies and individuals. 

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Research Reveals Buying is Cheaper than Renting

New research from Bank of Scotland has revealed that first-time buyers in Scotland save £31,000 on average when buying their own home instead of renting. 

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Rise in First-Time Buyer Numbers

There was a sharp rise in the number of first-time buyers entering the market in 2017, despite having to put down a deposit that is more than double what was required ten years ago. 

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Britain’s Most Expensive Streets

New research by Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Bank has revealed where the most expensive streets in Britain are currently located. 

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House Price Trends in 2018 Expected to be Similar to 2017

The latest House Price Index from Halifax has revealed that prices in the final quarter of 2017 (October – December) were 2.7% higher than in the same three months of the previous year. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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