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Land and Buildings Transaction Tax Guide

Posted: 13th March 2018

The following information on Land and Building Transaction Tax was contributed by Katharine Smith, Associate at T C Young solicitors. LBTT is a tax applied to residential and commercial land and buildings transactions in Scotland (including commercial purchases and commercial leases) where a chargeable interest is acquired. The structure of LBTT is designed in a […] ...read more >>

A Simple Guide to Downsizing

Posted: 13th March 2018

According to the council website, in 2015 19.4 per cent of people living in East Renfrewshire were aged 65 or over, with the age group expecting to reach one quarter of the population by 2025. ...read more >>

Record Numbers of Buyers on Rightmove in February

Posted: 6th March 2018

With the snow and disruption caused by the Beast from the East, you may be putting off listing your home on the market until the spring, traditionally when the housing market gets a boost in activity after the winter. However, it is worth noting that lots of people spend the winter months looking at property […] ...read more >>

First Time Home Buyers Better Off Than Renters

Posted: 21st February 2018

Are you currently renting and wondering if it would be a good idea to buy your first home in East Renfrewshire? Then this is a must-read for you! ...read more >>

Why Choose Nicol Estate Agents for Your Next Property Sale

Posted: 21st February 2018

Our aim is simple: whatever your reason for moving – whether it’s for extra space, to downsize or you may simply have found your dream home, Nicol Estate Agents can help. There are many reasons why we think if you are a homeowner in East Renfrewshire you should pick our team to sell your home. […] ...read more >>

Earth Hour 2018 – Get Involved!

Posted: 7th February 2018

The countdown has begun! Earth Hour 2018, an initiative started by World Wildlife Fund and now in its 10th year, will again take place on Saturday 24th March at 8:30pm. It’s easy to take part, simply switch off the lights for an hour, saving CO2 emissions and spreading an important message to help protect our […] ...read more >>

East Renfrewshire Events Roundup – February and March

Posted: 2nd February 2018

With January out of the way we’re one step closer to Spring! There’s the February long weekend school holiday coming up so you’ll be after some ideas to keep the kids happy too – our friends at What’s On East Renfrewshire, as usual, have it covered. Here are a few February and March local East […] ...read more >>

Selling Your Home in Winter

Posted: 31st January 2018

With many new year resolutions revolving around lifestyle changes, many of us dream of a bigger, better home for ourselves and our families. And with the help of the Internet and mobile, keen home buyers are completely switched on 24/7, looking for the right one to come on the market. As recent stats from Rightmove […] ...read more >>

January State of the Property Market

Posted: 23rd January 2018

For the first update of the year, things are looking up for the Scottish housing market, according to Rightmove. With the shortest average time to sell (only 55 days, compared to 78 in the Greater London area for instance) and a positive trend in property value compared to last year (property prices have increased by […] ...read more >>

East Renfrewshire Property Market Evolution in 2018

Posted: 10th January 2018

Last year Nicol Estate Agents enjoyed fantastic growth and great success on the local property market, and early predictions for 2018 show that this prosperity is not set to slow any time soon. In particular, Glasgow has seen a surge in house prices over the past 12 months, outpacing growth in Edinburgh by 0.3%, and […] ...read more >>