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The latest news and legal updates from Freelands Solicitors.

House Price Index Reveals Annual Price Rise

The average price of a property in Scotland in November 2016 was £143,033, according to the latest UK House Price Index. This is an increase of 3.3% on the previous year and an increase of 1.5% when compared to the previous month.

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Land and Buildings Transaction Tax “operationally successful”

A recent report by the Scottish Parliament’s Finance and Constitution Committee has concluded that the country’s transition to the new Land & Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) was ‘operationally successful’.

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Streamlining Adoption in Scotland

The Scottish Government has recently reported on the latest developments aimed at streamlining adoption in Scotland to cut down on the time children have to wait before finding a permanent home. 

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Parents Pay Premium to Live in Best Catchment Areas

New research from Bank of Scotland has revealed that Scottish parents are prepared to pay a premium of as much as £80,000 on average to live in the catchment area of a top performing state school.

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Rise in Use of Prenuptial Agreements

A recent survey from the US has revealed a rise in the number of couples signing prenuptial agreements before getting married.

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