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May 15, 2017

Will the election impact the Edinburgh property market?

The 8th June will see the UK facing it’s next General Election resulting in uncertainty in a number of areas. Albeit the Scottish Government sets regulations on housing, the property market in Edinburgh could also be affected by the Election as a whole.

April 25, 2017

Fixtures and fittings – what does that really mean?

When it comes to selling your home, what should you leave behind, and likewise what can you expect to find when buying a house? The subject of fixtures and fittings can be very confusing as there is no exact law defining what it covers, therefore we recommend our clients clarify what will be included with the property in the early stages of the sale proceedings.

April 18, 2017

Is it time to downsize?

Pensioners with large family homes are to be given government incentives to downsize, in a drive to solve the housing crisis throughout the UK. There are many advantages to downsizing, not least the minimal maintenance and financial savings, so if you are thinking about moving to a smaller home, then consider taking advantage of the strong property market by listing your home before the summer.

April 04, 2017

How can I add value to my property?

Making particular improvements to your home will increase the value; such as double glazing, central heating and fixing structural problems or superficial defects. Easter is traditionally a popular time for making home improvements, whether you are putting your property on the market or maintaining it to sell in the future.

March 28, 2017

Local Solicitors are 3rd highest donating firm in Scotland for Will Aid charity

McQueen Legal has now raised an incredible £15,862 in total for Will Aid by writing wills for local people in exchange for a donation.

March 10, 2017

Housing - it's a woman's world

It was back in 1870 that regulations were passed allowing women to technically own property. The Married Women’s Property Act allowed married women to be the legal owners of the money they earned and to own property. Prior to this any money made by a woman became the property of her husband! Even when a woman married, she still did not have rights to do anything with her property such as rent out a…

March 06, 2017

Free Home Report - special offer

McQueen Legal are offering new clients a free Home Report (T&Cs apply)

February 09, 2017

Buy-to-let investors – how best to save on the tax bill

Confidence in the Edinburgh buy-to-let market continues to remain strong. When investing in property there are ways to increase your investment further and limit your tax bill.

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