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The housing market prepares to re-open

The housing market prepares to re-open

The coronavirus lockdown brought the housing market throughout the UK to an abrupt halt in March. Spring is traditionally one of the busiest periods in the property calendar so this has had a significant impact. Registers of Scotland closed the Applications Register....
New Rules for certifying documents

New Rules for certifying documents

The Scottish Government has introduced new rules for solicitors when certifying documents. More solicitors are also Notaries and this means clients frequently call upon them to certify or “notarise” documents.  When the documents are executed, both the...
Mortgage Payment Holiday extended

Mortgage Payment Holiday extended

As the lockdown continues, UK lenders agree to extend mortgage payment holidays. Up until now, 1.8 million borrowers have taken advantage of the opportunity to take a mortgage payment holiday. The initial period of up to 3 months was due to end on 30 June.  However,...
What to do after a death

What to do after a death

It is emotionally stressful dealing with the practicalities after a death. The funeral needs to be arranged, people have to be informed and this usually happens fairly quickly. Clients sometimes contact us to ask if we hold the deceased’s Will. If we do, they usually...
Carr Berman Crichton – we’re here and ready to help

Carr Berman Crichton – we’re here and ready to help

The UK and Scottish Government have made it clear that we should stay at home and only leave for specific purposes. They’ve also made it clear that where people can work from home, they should. Following government advice, we have closed our office and...