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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.

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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.

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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.

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Scottish first-time homeowners are urged to register for a discount programme to aid with the purchase of real estate

The Scottish Government is urging first-time buyers and those with low to middle-class salaries to benefit from a discount programme to aid them in purchasing a home in 2023. The Open Market Shared Equity Scheme, which is offered to persons buying their first house and members of a priority access group throughout Scotland, enables people to purchase a home without having to pay for it entirely.

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Scotland's most "affordable" neighbourhoods for first-time buyers are those where deposits exceed £40,000

According to recent research, Scottish homebuyers must pay exorbitant deposits and housing prices.

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