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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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

How to sell a one-of-a-kind home

Posted: 28th December 2017

All homes are in some way unique – whether it’s the way they are decorated, the location or floorplan – but some certainly have more individuality than others. One-of-a-kind homes, from converted buildings (think old fire station flats, churches or pump-house conversions) to purpose built projects, houses in really remote locations or that have weird […] ...read more >>

Property Sales Highlights of 2017

Posted: 19th December 2017

As we are approaching the end of 2017, we look back on a year of fantastic growth and success on the local property market.East Renfrewshire is a very specific market with a continued shortage of supply, which makes buyers constantly compete on available stock.  With a new office in Clarkston and a larger team, Nicol […] ...read more >>

Nicol Jumper Day and Holiday Opening Times

Posted: 12th December 2017

The holiday season is upon us for another year and for another year we are supporting Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 15th December! ...read more >>

Local Events – What’s Happening in East Renfrewshire This December?

Posted: 1st December 2017

Each and every month, there are hundreds of exciting events taking place in and around East Renfrewshire. We’re always spoilt for choice in this neck of the woods, even more so during in the run up to Christmas and New Year—though it is hard to keep track of what’s happening at this time of year. […] ...read more >>