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The latest legal updates and announcements from Claphams Solicitors.

How to buy a house in Scotland

Embarking on the journey of buying a house in Scotland involves navigating a series of legal steps to ensure a smooth and legally sound transaction. This blog provides a simplified yet comprehensive overview of the home-buying process in Scotland, covering key stages from appointing a solicitor to the registration of title.

A comprehensive guide to Power of Attorney in Scotland

In Scotland, the law surrounding Power of Attorney (PoA) is governed by the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000. This legislation provides a framework for protecting the welfare and managing the finances of adults who lack capacity due to mental disorders or inability to communicate. Understanding the key points of Scottish Power of Attorney (PoA) law is crucial for both individuals granting a PoA and those acting as attorneys.

What is conveyancing?

Conveyancing, the legal process of transferring property ownership in Scotland, involves several crucial stages, each carrying its own legal intricacies. This comprehensive guide will illuminate the key points of conveyancing, from the conclusion of missives to settlement, and shed light on critical aspects such as the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT), registration, and the importance of the Home Report.

Claphams Solicitors Featured in Newton Mearns’ Community Magazine


We are pleased to be featured in the Community Magazine’s August edition for Newton Mearns, Clarkston & Busby in respect of our efforts in raising over £285,000 for Cancer Research. 

Edinburgh Council new short-term let scheme ruled 'unlawful'

A judge has invalidated the City of Edinburgh Council's short-term rental licensing programme less than four months after it was set to take effect.