Separated but not divorced? Beware of the law!

There are a lot of urban legends about this so ignore them and read this. There are 2 major issues to be considered - your Will and the law of inheritance. Your Will - Only divorce (and thus, not separation) affects your Will and so, if you do not want to benefit the separated one, [...]

By |2019-12-12T12:30:12+00:00October 27th, 2019|Property Law and Estate Agency, Scottish Law, Scottish Wills|

Caithness and Sutherland Property – what happened in 2017 and the prospects for 2018.

I'm pleased to say that 2017 has been a good one for Caithness and Sutherland and there is great confidence in the air. Sales are reported by the Registers of Scotland to have increased, overall, in the Highland area by 10.3%. As regards prices, nationally in Scotland, prices increased, overall, [...]

By |2019-12-13T10:33:12+00:00January 3rd, 2018|Property Law and Estate Agency, Scottish Law|

Ross-shire Property – what happened in 2017 and the prospects for 2018.

I'm pleased to say that 2017 has been a good one for Ross-shire and there is great confidence in the air. Sales are reported by the Registers of Scotland to have increased, overall, in the Highland area by 10.3%. As regards prices, nationally in Scotland, prices increased, overall, by 2.8% [...]

By |2019-12-13T10:33:44+00:00January 3rd, 2018|Property Law and Estate Agency, Scottish Law|

Caithness and Sutherland Property – what happened in 2016 and the prospects for 2017.

Bruce de Wert Let us start with Brexit. I am very happy to report that, despite the doomsayers, the public shrugged it off! We were delighted to find that nobody in the buying and selling market saw it as an issue. And this despite the politicians getting into [...]

By |2019-12-13T11:00:36+00:00December 21st, 2016|Property Law and Estate Agency, Scottish Law|

Estate Agency in the Scottish Borders – a new challenge

Bruce de Wert As very experienced Estate Agent with 3 offices and 155 properties in my Estate Agency, Georgesons, in the Far North, it is a very unusual feeling to be the new kid on the block, as I am here in the Scottish Borders! The Borders is, [...]

By |2019-12-13T11:11:31+00:00July 5th, 2015|Property Law and Estate Agency|

Property news round-up for 2014 and prospects for 2015

Bruce de Wert Good news all round, I am glad to say. Looking back at 2014, at the beginning of last year we were still expecting, by way of offers, between 5 and 10% less than the Home Report valuation. In other words, prices were     still [...]

By |2019-12-13T11:19:50+00:00January 24th, 2015|Property Law and Estate Agency, Scottish Law|

North of Scotland property review of 2013 and prospects for 2014

I'll start off with a large dollop of good news issued by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. They expect, in 2014, a rise in prices, throughout Scotland, of 7%. I'm happy to say that I believe that a price rise will come to the North of Scotland. This is [...]

By |2019-12-13T11:27:00+00:00December 20th, 2013|Property Law and Estate Agency, Scottish Law|

Housing boom predicted – but not consistent rising prices…yet!

Confidence! I mentioned that in my last article and, boy, do we now have it in spades!  All the pundits are predicting a housing boom. Some doomsayers are even predicting a housing bubble!  Amazing to think that, only a year ago, there was still a lot of doubt. Not any [...]

By |2019-12-13T11:29:43+00:00August 23rd, 2013|Property Law and Estate Agency, Scottish Law|

Separation agreements and transfer of title

I have been asked: -- "My husband and I are seperating but still living in the same house at the moment. He would like to buy a property close by but needs his share of the equity in our house to achieve this. I will remortage, which is agreed, to [...]

Housing market confidence!

The Headlines   •           Confidence in the property market is much higher than it has been of late.   •           Sales picked up in December and have kept up momentum.   •           Mortgages are becoming easier and cheaper to obtain.   •           There is a great deal of borrowing activity [...]

By |2019-12-13T11:31:47+00:00July 22nd, 2013|Property Law and Estate Agency|