Gazumping in Scotland – Why It Doesn’t Tend to Happen

The ‘G’ word is the dirtiest word associated with property purchases south of Hadrian’s Wall.

We all know that it doesn’t really seem to be as much of a problem in Scotland and yet most people probably don’t know why.   As a firm of solicitor/estate agents, the rules and reasons that mostly prevent it happening in Scotland are enough to tie us in knots most of the time.  Trying to explain this to clients prior to their property going on the market with us is therefore likely to cause some kind of nervous breakdown in all parties.  And yet, when the rules do have to kick in, it can be quite counter-intuitive and surprising for our selling clients.

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The Guardian Reports House Prices Won’t Recover for Years – True or Not?

Saw this article yesterday and thought it worthy of comment:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/jul/13/house-prices-no-recovery-five-years

As a bit of a lefty liberal I do quite like the Guardian and tend to be quite sympathetic to its take on things.  I saw this though and thought it was a bit alarmist in a way that the Daily Mail tends to specialise in.Your Read More Link Text

Monthly Scottish Property Market Update – June 2010

Apologies for the slightly late posting of this month’s property market update.  The only excuse I have is that, as business goes from strength to strength, our head valuer has been off on holiday this past week and a half and I am filling in for him in his absence and, quite honestly, I’ve got some idea of just how much he gets through in a day now: kudos indeed!

Anyway, this month’s Property Market Update is overwhelmingly positive.  We all like good news so here goes…

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