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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 >>

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 >>

2018 Resolutions for Homeowners

Posted: 1st January 2018

The turn of a new year brings with it the chance to make good on those dreams, hopes and aspirations that we all have – whether it’s to live more healthily, plan that once in a lifetime trip, or to strike a better work/life balance. Making New Year resolutions can be motivating, but often (though […] ...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 >>

Staging Your Home for a Quick Sale – 5 Essential Accessories

Posted: 10th November 2017

When staging your home in preparation to sell, you’re essentially ‘dressing it up’ to impress and appeal to viewers. Much like you would put on our best attire for a job interview or important meeting, you want your home to look its very best and make a fantastic impression on potential buyers. But fear not, […] ...read more >>

Nicol Estate Agents: Property Roundup

Posted: 6th October 2017

Autumn is in full swing and our newly opened Clarkston office, as well as our established Newton Mearns branch, have been buzzing with activity. We have rounded up just a few of the properties currently in our books – but please do check our full listings as there are many more to be discovered. ...read more >>