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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…

September 06, 2016

Raise £25 for Marie Curie!

For all estate agency and private client transactions completed – whether this is a sale, a purchase, a joint sale/purchase or a Family Protection Pack (Will, Power of Attorney, Advance Directives), the team at McQueen Legal will donate £25 for every transaction completed. Marie Curie provide care and support for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. They have been carrying…

September 06, 2016

Help Arniston Rangers FC

As a local solicitor with offices throughout Edinburgh, we are grateful for the continued support we receive from our Edinburgh clients. Our office in Gorebridge is close to the home of our local football team - Arniston Rangers FC - and in order to support them, McQueen Legal is happy to donate £25 to the Club for each completed transaction we undertake. These transactions are: Estate Agency &…

September 06, 2016

Midlothian Schools voucher

As a local solicitor with an office in Gorebridge, McQueen Legal would love to support the local Nursery, Primary and Secondary Schools run by Midlothian Council. We are happy to pay to the school nominated by a parent of a child at these schools the sum of £25 for each completed transaction undertaken by McQueen Legal.   These transactions are: Estate Agency & conveyancing for a sale of a property; Conveyancing…

September 05, 2016

McQueen Legal promotes female Partner whilst she is on maternity leave

PRESS RELEASE - McQueen Legal, today, announces the promotion of Pamela McKeand to Partner. The promotion of Pamela comes when she is currently off on maternity leave. The firm, which has 20 staff (95% of which are women) and is lead by an all-female Partnership, invests considerably in it’s staff and understands the pressures facing females in the legal profession today. In addition to excellent…

July 18, 2016

Good presentation of garden

You should remember that the first thing anyone sees of your house is the garden. All of the property pundits talk about the importance of kerb appeal. This is described in the Cambridge Dictionary as follows: “PROPERTY the qualities of a building that make it attractive, for example to a buyer, when it is seen from the street: First impressions really are important - so make sure your house has kerb…

June 21, 2016

Keeping your property safe this summer

With the warmer weather now finally here, and the sounds of summer holidays are in the not so distant future, here are our top tips for securing your property over the summer: Always close and lock your windows when leaving your property Do not leave valuables on display through windows Keep car keys out of site Consider installing a visible security light or alarms to deter criminals If you…

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