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Do you have “capacity” to make a Will?

Do you have “capacity” to make a Will?

Usually, drawing up a Will in Scotland for our clients is relatively uncomplicated. Clients tell us about their intentions and what they would like to happen after they have passed away. We then give advice on how this can be set out in their Will. After that, we...
Dealing with Common Repairs

Dealing with Common Repairs

Clients often ask us how they can deal with common repairs to their property when one or more of the owners in the building is not prepared to co-operate or contribute. This challenge faces the owner of any house where there is an element of common property. There are...
Flight delay compensation – check your entitlement

Flight delay compensation – check your entitlement

Whilst we do not carry out any civil recovery work, we are very aware that clients might be affected by flight delays this summer. Because of that, we thought we should set out your rights to flight delay compensation if you do get stuck in an airport! The first thing...
Donating to charity through a Will

Donating to charity through a Will

Charities depend heavily on donations made to them through Wills. This is a particularly important source of income for charities. Charities often encourage these types of donations through adverting and promotions. We often ask clients if they wish to make a...
New Property Ownership Transparency Register

New Property Ownership Transparency Register

A new register has been set up by the Registers of Scotland. It is designed to bring in property ownership transparency. It is called the Register of Persons Holding a Controlled Interest in Land, RCI for short. The purpose is to show who has a significant influence...
NOW is an excellent time to sell your property

NOW is an excellent time to sell your property

As we make our way into 2022, the property market has continued to outperform all expectations. Following the end of the first lockdown when the property market opened back up, it has taken off. There are no signs of it slowing down. We are also seeing many properties...
Have you fitted interlinked smoke alarms yet?

Have you fitted interlinked smoke alarms yet?

New legislation has come into force in February 2022.  It requires every home in Scotland not only to have smoke alarms but to have interlinked smoke alarms. Whilst this legislation was created in 2019, it is only now coming into effect. Why was this legislation...
Trust Registration

Trust Registration

For some time now some Trusts have had to be registered with the Inland Revenue on their creation, usually those which are immediately recognisable as such, like a Discretionary Trust, created either in a Will or by a lifetime Deed. This alerted the Inland Revenue...