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November 18, 2016

Christmas is coming...

To get us all in the festive spirit, this Christmas McQueen Legal is offering £100 off our marketing fee and £100 off our conveyancing fee. All you have to do is pay by 31st January 2017 and put your property on the market by 28th February 2017. *T&C's apply* And on that Christmas note, don't forget to visit our Santa's Grotto on 7th December from 5.30pm at our Morningside office. As well as the Big…

November 18, 2016

Spotlight on Gorebridge

A forming mining village in Midlothian, Gorebridge is now a vibrant residential village with lots to offer and you also get a lot more for you money when it comes to buying a property. In September last year Gorebridge saw the return of the Waverley Line with a new station built on the site of the original station giving rail access to both the Borders and Edinburgh Waverley railway station, making…

November 17, 2016

Kitchens sell homes

A modern and attractive kitchen can often make or break a sale. Is it worth upgrading your kitchen to sell your home? Read for more information on making your kitchen work for your sale.

November 16, 2016

Survivorship destinations – what happens when you die?

When two or more people buy a house together, title to the property will usually be taken in joint names and frequently in equal shares. A survivorship destination is a clause in the title deeds that is commonly used in this situation, especially by married couples, and generally states that a property “is disponed to A and B equally between them and to the survivor of them”. The effect of a survivorship…

November 01, 2016

It's November, which means it is Will Aid!

It's November, which means it's Will Aid month! During November, instead of charging our usual fees for writing a Will, we simply ask you to make a voluntary donation to Will Aid. Will Aid is a special partnership between the legal profession and nine of the UK's best-loved charities including NSPCC, ActionAid, Age UK, Sightsavers, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, Save The Children, SCIAF and Trocaire. Since…

September 13, 2016

Live like an Olympian

Rio 2016 has inspired the athlete in as all. From swimming pools and tennis courts, to your own private football pitch, we look at properties that are fit for an Olympic gold medalist. This 9 bedroom house in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, has “exceptional leisure facilities” with a swimming pool, gym, sauna, changing room, treatment room as well as an amazing cinema room and bar and has recently…

September 13, 2016

UK housing market holds up following Brexit

Although property prices in Scotland were down slightly in the run up to Brexit, according to recent reports the overall outlook is good as figures show they are up 4% year on year. The market remains strong, helped by the low mortgage rates currently available, high employment levels we are seeing, as well as the continuing demand for property in the capital. The demand for residential properties…

September 13, 2016

Do luxurious bathrooms really help sell homes?

Everybody enjoys a bubble bath in a luxurious hotel bathroom, and likewise property buyers love the allure of a fresh, beautiful bathroom that reminds them of a spa or luxury hotel.  If you are thinking about putting your property on the market and want it to appeal to buyers, then there are three key things to consider – bathrooms, modern kitchens, and curb appeal / presentation. Depending on your…

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