COVID-19: VIEWING & VALUATION Guidelines

Industry News

Scotland Introduces LBTT Changes

By Denise McKenzie The Scottish Government has introduced a change to the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) in a bid to increase housing market activity and boost the post-lockdown…

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COVID-19 | An Update from Coulters

Update: 30 June 2020 As we have moved into Phase 2 of the Scottish Government route plan out of lockdown, the residential marketplace is starting to fire up again. It…

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Wilson Browne appointed at Coulters

Legal Director Appointed at Coulters

We are delighted to announce that Wilson Browne has been appointed as our legal director. Browne’s appointment has been made to strengthen the conveyancing arm of our business. This move…

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Once Lockdown Is Lifted, All Signs Point to a Bounce in the Scottish Property Market

The Scottish property market almost came to a standstill over the lockdown period. We saw transaction levels drop to little over 10% of what we had anticipated, and our pipeline…

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After Lockdown – House Moves Will Happen, but Be Patient

By Michael Fitzgerald There is a growing focus on how and when current lockdown restrictions will be eased. The timing and means of this remain unknown, but we do know…

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Seeing Yourself in a New Home: How Virtual Reality Is Changing the Property Sector

Change has become something quite normal at the moment as coronavirus continues to drastically impact our established day to day routines. It’s no different in the property sector. Traditional viewings…

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Who Pressed Pause?

By Denise McKenzie. It’s day 5 of working from home, the new normal for many thousands of people. COVID-19 has doubtlessly changed how we live and work, which is unsettling…

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Is it time to downsize? What to consider before selling your property

Selling up and downsizing is a popular choice for many people when life enters a new phase and needs a new property to match! Whether due to retirement, the children…

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Factors and The Property Equation

By Ross MacKay. As a longstanding member of the Law Society Property Law Committee, I recently attended a joint Law Society/Scottish Government meeting to discuss changes to the property factors’…

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More Questions Than Answers

By Denise McKenzie. I am sure many people will now be aware of the “cladding” issue which is stalling many sales and purchases at present, at a time the market…

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