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Welcome to the watersrule solicitors blog. The blog contains general legal news updates and news from our firm. For expert legal advice on any matter please contact our solicitors (Stirling: 01786 235 235; Tillicoultry: 01259 753 330)

How has COVID-19 affected the property market in Scotland?

It is difficult to think of an area of life that the coronavirus pandemic has not affected. Certainly, every legal service we provide at watersrule Solicitors has been impacted to some extent. In particular, we have seen significant changes happening in the residential property market.

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COVID-19 Update from watersrule Solicitors

We are living in uncertain times at the moment. I am writing this message to all our clients and to potential new clients with watersrule to reassure you that we will remain available to you for advice and legal support over the coming weeks and months, providing “business as usual” as far as we can.

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We are participating in 'Make a Will Month' - October 2019

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Scottish house prices fall for first time in 3 years

The latest House Price Index report revealed the average property price in Scotland was £145,762 in February 2019. This was a 3.1 per cent decrease on the previous month and a fall of 0.2 per cent on February of last year (£145,982); the first annual drop in average property price in Scotland since March 2016.

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Scottish and Welsh charities are the fastest growing legacy market

New research has revealed that Scottish and Welsh charities outperformed other parts of the UK in terms of real terms legacy income growth in the last decade.

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82 out-of-town retail units let out in 2018, according to recent report

As several major retailers are having to downsize in the current economic climate, new figures suggest budget chains such as Aldi and Lidl are driving an increase in take-up at Scotland’s retail parks.

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Law Society calls for full review of 'problematic' cohabitation laws

Cohabitation laws in Scotland are in need of reform as they do not help grieving people or vulnerable individuals, according to a recent report by the Law Society of Scotland.

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£88.9m funding secured for biggest office development in Glasgow

HFD Property Group has secured an £88.9 million development loan to complete the 313,116 sq ft accommodation at 177 Bothwell Street, the final part of the Bothwell Exchange office campus.

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Laws of intestacy could be changing in Scotland - but what is the current process?

The Scottish Government opened a consultation on the 17th February, asking the public how the laws surrounding succession could be fairer and more representative of 21st century Scotland. The consultation focuses on two key ideas – intestacy rules for surviving spouses/civil partners, and cohabitation rights.

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More than £2.5 billion invested into Scottish commercial property during 2018

According to the latest figures from Knight Frank, recent investment into industrial property, office and retail space has now led Scotland’s commercial property sector to have one of its most active years yet, with £2.5 billion worth of investment.

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