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The SNP's White Paper: No Cure-all for Uncertanity

Today the SNP publish their much anticipated White Paper on Scottish Independence - in it they put forward a blueprint for how Scotland would look should we vote yes in next year's referendum. Yet despite claims that this 650 page document will...
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Paying For Elderly Care In Scotland

If you are over 65, living in Scotland, and have been assessed by the Social Work Department of your Local Authority as needing care at home, they will provide it free of charge. However, you will still need to pay for non-personal...
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A Warm Welcome to Chinese Property Investors

    Earlier this year it was announced that London's Royal Docks area would be transformed into a thriving business hub fuelled by a £1 billion investment. According to initial projections the proposed 600,000 square foot business district could be worth around...
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Good News for Scottish Business

  Call us FREE today on 0800 515 626 New figures published today show that employment in Scotland rose by 16,000 over the three months from July to September, meaning there are now 2,547,000 Scots in work. However, the Office for National...
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Surge in Demand, House Prices Rise

  A new housing report from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors has revealed that UK house prices are on the up after a promising rise in demand. The report found that the net balance of Chartered surveyors who saw price rises...
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Robert Louis Stevenson's Edinburgh Properties

  As it is November, and the anniversary of Robert Louis Stevenson's birth, it seems only appropriate to share a quote by him about the city's weather: 'The delicate die early, and I, as a survivor, among bleak winds and plumping rain,...
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Parents Will Spend More on a Property Near a Good School

    We often speak to clients with young children and one thing they always want for the apples of their eye is to get them settled at a good school. In some cases one gets the impression that this is achieved...
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How Do Buyers Search for Property?

  If you are thinking of selling your property it might be worth looking into how buyers search for places they want to buy.  Research on the subject suggests that buyers use a mix of different media in their hunt for a...
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Frequently Used Legal Words and their Meanings

Here is a back-of-an-envelope guide to some of the more frequently used terminology in a solicitors office. A bequest is a gift that is made under a Will.  It can be anything from the gift of a small memento, or a specific object...
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10 Ways to Improve The Presentation of Your Property

When it comes to presenting your property for selling it is very important to keep your eye on the ball (see above). Here are some presentation tips:   1. Nothing improves the atmosphere of a home more than bright, light spaces - mirrors...