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Aberdeen property market shows signs of recovery in Q2 review
July 27, 2021
Since the easing, in part, of the lockdown around late summer last year, it became clear that our local market was showing good activity in property sales, across the board, as our market sought to “catch up” after the enforced shut down. It was a matter of some speculation just how long the increase in activity would last and what, if any, effect would be discernible in price movement.
What can you do if you own a residential apartment in a building that has cladding?
June 17, 2021
Following on from the tragic Grenfell disaster in 2017, it became clear that there were many buildings in the UK with similar cladding issues, with a range of uncertainties presented after subsequent inquiries.
Aberdeen property market sees positive movement in Q1 2021
May 11, 2021
Last year was unusual for everyone, but especially for the Aberdeen property market. After a mildly encouraging start, the local market was stopped in its tracks by lockdown, only to recover, strongly, later in the year. In my last market review, I remember endeavouring to dampen expectations for 2021 and was concerned not to raise hopes as the success could be short-lived.
How Covid-19 impacted the local housing market in Q4 2020
February 04, 2021
With an almost complete cessation of activity from late March until mid-summer, our member firms were forced to adapt their approach to business and overcome an array of challenges, yet we ended the year with an unexpected increase in property prices.
Ask the Expert Roundup: Covid-19 and the North East Property Market
December 02, 2020
Last week, we hosted our first ever virtual “Ask the Expert” event. With an expert panel assembled from the local property sector, the focus for this event was on answering burning questions from members of the public around Covid-19 and the North East property market.
Post lockdown recovery continues throughout Q3 of 2020
November 12, 2020
This latest report follows on from the severe consequences of lockdown disclosed in the previous report. The Q2 report showed a sharp drop in sales which reduced by a third, as well as a significant drop in properties coming on to the market.
Updated Government Guidelines for moving home
October 01, 2020
On 24th September, the Scottish Government confirmed that home moves are still permitted under the new guidelines, provided they can be carried out safely. Here we look at the guidelines in a little further detail, so you can understand what they mean for you.
Ask The Expert
September 17, 2020
At ASPC, we know that buying and selling a property can be challenging. On a daily basis, we receive many questions via our social media platforms from buyers and sellers across the northeast. Last week, we asked our Instagram followers for their property-related questions and we’ve provided our answers in this blog.
Four properties benefitting from the LBTT holiday
September 03, 2020
In July, the Scottish Government increased the threshold for Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) for residential property transactions. The temporary change to the rules raises the Nil Rate Band or “threshold” for LBTT to £250,000 for residential transactions, with the intention of discontinuing the measure on 31st March 2021
An unforeseen effect of the Pandemic on housing transactions
July 09, 2020
An interesting question was raised by a member of the public, recently which I thought could benefit from dissemination to a wider audience, given the likelihood of the circumstances becoming more prevalent due to consequences of Coronavirus.