A kick start Budget for homebuyers

The plans outlined in this week's Budget to boot up the property market will be a major help for homebuyers, says Robin Davie, Property Manager at Blair Cadell. Further measures to kick start the mortgage and housing market through the 'Help to...

Paying for Care in Scotland

Blair Cadell offer some tips and advice on this increasingly important topic Domiciliary Care (care at home) If you are over 65, living in Scotland and have been assessed by the Social Work Service department of your Local Authority as needing care...

£70 million boost to small business lending

News from the Department of Business & Innovation Small and medium-sized businesses are set to receive a £70 million lending boost following government action Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are set to receive a £70 million lending boost following government action to...

Budget 2013 – help for the housing market?

In a fast-paced budget speech today the allocation of time to 'housing' was similar to the allocation of funds. Fair enough, as The Chancellor had a lack of funds to play with, but at least there are some property morsels to ponder...

Neighbours can add £19,400 to value of property

Churchill Home Insurance reveals that 88% of estate agents think that a well maintained home next door will increase the sale value of a property. Estate agents estimate that well maintained and attractive homes surrounding a property have the potential to increase...

Some light may be appearing at the end of the housing market tunnel

The Building Societies Association's March Property Tracker reveals that access to mortgage finance as a barrier to property purchase has dropped to its lowest level since the survey began at the height of the credit crunch in June 2008. (42% in March...

Move away from Stamp Duty is a good thing - ESPC

Plans to replace stamp duty in Scotland with a more progressive tax have been welcomed by the organisation representing solicitor estate agents in Scotland's capital. The Edinburgh Solicitor Property Centre (ESPC) has welcomed plans to replace Stamp Duty in Scotland from April...

Land Registry: 'December house prices up 0.8% since November'

December data from Land Registry's flagship House Price Index shows an annual price increase of 1.7% which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £162,080. The monthly change from November to December is an increase of 0.8%. Repossession volumes,...

Student Property outperforms all sectors of UK property market

The private student accommodation sector is set to continue as the investment vehicle of choice for savvy property investors, reinforced by a recently released report by CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) announcing that total capital investment into the sector more than doubled in...

Landlords need to access properties more frequently?

Many  renters seek greater security through longer-term tenancies, the Landlord Syndicate warns that many landlords are not carrying out mid-tenancy checks on their properties and tenants frequently enough, leaving them at greater risk of a dispute later down the line A number...