Less clart more clean Edinburgh Estate Agents Blair Cadell advise

New research reveals that potential property buyers rate dirty kitchens and dirty bathrooms as their top two home-hunting turn-offs The research, carried out as part of a Market Intelligence campaign, provides an insight into areas of home presentation that sellers should pay...

Put some energy into maintenance this November

A badly maintained building cannot be an energy efficient building. That's the key message of SPAB's (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) 2012 National Maintenance Week Campaign at the end of November The week takes place each year to remind anyone...

Should I help my adult children buy a property…..?

That is the question…there are several options available if this is a step you are considering or may consider in the future. In the current economic climate many mortgage deals are only available to those with a 25% deposit.  If your child...

What are the REAL costs of letting for new landlords?

The current financial climate is  forcing people to rent.  There have therefore been many recent reports of an increase in landlords applying for buy-to-let mortgages. "New landlords need to do their research into how much it's really going to cost  , comments...

The Case for Downsizing Your Home

Is downsizing "just" for retirees or when the last of the family has flown the nest?  In this era of economic uncertainty a downsize move could make a lot of sense not only for your finances, solicitors of Edinburgh Blair Cadell are...

Wife Insurance! Edinburgh Solicitors Blair Cadell warn

Statistics show that June continues to be by far the most popular month in which to get married.  15% of all nuptials occur in the month of the longest daylight hours, and the official start of summer - so fitting for the...

A taxing question for Olympic Torch bearers

As the Olympic Torch procession reaches London at the end of its epic round Britain tour Her Majesty's Customs and Revenue has issued a slightly less celebratory but nonetheless timely reminder clarifying the capital gains position on sale of assets, should any...

Fall in swap rates to result in cheaper fixed mortgage rates

Although lenders do not rely so much on swap rates for funding mortgages anymore as they rely more on lending their deposits from savers a fall in swap rates is a welcome sign as it will result in cheaper fixed rates for...

Tenancy Deposit Protection is coming to Scotland...

What is Tenancy Deposit Protection (TDP)? From 2nd July 2012 new legislation comes into force in Scotland which is designed to safeguard the tenant's deposit.  A similar scheme has been running in England & Wales since 2007. Why introduce Tenancy Deposit Protection...

Young, free and ready to buy! Edinburgh Solicitors Blair Cadell are here to help

For decades young professionals with a university education and a well paid job have aspired to first homes homes in the most trendy urban areas.  According to a recent Bank of Scotland survey, young Scots, as distinct from their London counterparts, are...