Scotland’s housing market is experiencing a post lockdown boom, following months of inactivity due to coronavirus restrictions.
With homes finally coming to the market again, asking prices reaching a record high, and properties being snapped up at closing dates, solicitors and estate agents in Perth are seeing a surge of activity.
Buying your first home is both exciting and daunting, but getting on to the property ladder can sometimes be challenging.
We are looking for an experienced Solicitor to join our ambitious and growing property team.
The position will initially be offered on a 6-month fixed term contract basis with the possibility of a further extension. We can offer you a varied caseload, with the opportunity for client contact. You will work on a range of residential conveyancing matters and will be adept in all types of domestic conveyancing matters. You will be encouraged to develop your own skills alongside our experienced partners and legal team. We work collaboratively in relation to our caseload and across our different office locations as required.
As life expectancy in the UK continues to increase, many of us are planning for our future, looking at the best ways to provide both for our own later life (including care costs), but also for our children and their families.
Everyone’s circumstances will differ and when looking at any aspect of legal planning it is important to discuss pensions, savings, income, family members, financial dependency, property, investments, expenditure and much more. At Macnabs we work in conjunction with independent financial advisers, stockbrokers, accountants, and investment managers to ensure that a holistic approach is taken when planning for your future.
Following on from the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, the Scottish Government has also announced a temporary holiday on LBTT (the equivalent of Stamp Duty in England) in order to get the housing market in Scotland moving again.
In Scotland, homebuyers have been required to pay Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) on residential properties over £145,000, with the exception of first-time buyers in Scotland who are not required to pay LBTT on a property purchase up to £175,000. However now the threshold has been increased to £250,000 – this is a temporary cut running until 31 March 2021.