Property spring watch

This spring has seen a rise in sales compared to the same period last year and there have also been an encouraging number of 1st time buyer property sales.  This may be attributable to the slight easing of mortgage lending criteria and...

Solicitors Edinburgh note Statutory repairs probe at CEC

The plot continues to thicken with reports today of further suspension of officials at the City of Edinburgh Council's building maintenance department, in the wake of police investigations over irregularities - principally extent of works and contract awards - within the City's statutory notice system The system allows...

Solicitors Elderly Care: Voting and Powers of Attorney

With this week's elections in view a member of our Personal legal team was asked whether the holder of a Power of Attorney would be able to cast a vote on behalf of the person they were appointed by A Power of...

News from Edinburgh Solicitors: Red Tape Challenge!

HM Government have just launched their business "deregulation" campaign under the Red Tape Challenge banner, saying "It's time to fight back and cut red tape - we need your help" Comments and contributions are invited from all sectors and interests Every few weeks HMG...

Solicitors Edinburgh Advice: Another squeeze for tax payers

HM Revenue and Customs has warned taxpayers that late filing of tax returns will result in significantly increased penalties from April 2011.  The rationale being that the current £100 penalty is "not enough of a deterrent" The hike comes of course at a time of...

Solicitors Commercial Leases: Good News

It is undoubtedly good news, as reported in today's Telegraph, that 39 leading venture capitalists agree with Chancellor George Osborne that Britain is indeed "open for business" and once again a "world class place to launch new businesses". These "angel investors", including...

Homebuyers offered advice from solicitors Edinburgh

Edinburgh Evening News today: Prospective homebuyers hoping to set foot on the first rung of the property ladder are invited to attend a free real estate seminar in West Lothian next month. The advice session will take place on April 20 2011 at...

Solicitors Elderly Care: Carers' welfare concerns concern us all

Greetings from Edinburgh Solicitors Blair Cadell. "Welfare" and "incapacity" - words that may tend to be associated more in the public mind with the prospect of state provision or benefits claimants, rather than with the practical challenges of caring for a family...

Edinburgh Solicitors advice: Childrens' claims to Legal Rights

The Scotsman newspaper reported last month that the economic downturn had driven a rise in money disputes in Scottish families as more people lay claim to assets left behind on a family death. Susan Masterton, Blair Cadell Personal legal department Partner and...
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