The rights and responsibilities of landlords

November 10, 2016

In Selling a house, Renting By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

If you’re thinking of letting out your home, or you’re already doing so, you should brush up on your rights and responsibilities as a landlord to make sure you’re up to scratch. If you’ve previously been a landlord in England or Wales, you might think you’re ahead of the game. But there’s actually a few notable differences in Scotland. We’ve put together our list of rights and responsibilities to make sure you, and your tenant are covered.

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Five places to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night in the North East

November 03, 2016

In North East News By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

With a gorgeous backdrop across the North East, Aberdeenshire provides the perfect spot to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night in all its glowing glory. From towering bonfires to spectacular fireworks, we’ve put together our top places to snuggle up and take in all the action. Make sure you wrap up warm and get ready to settle in for the night.

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Volume of sales in Aberdeen up 2.7% in Q3

November 01, 2016

In By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

The sales volume of detached houses in Aberdeen increased by 6.7% in quarter 3 of 2016, according to a report from Aberdeen Solicitors’ Property Centre (ASPC) in conjunction with the Centre for Real Estate Research, University of Aberdeen.

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Five things to ask when viewing a show home

October 25, 2016

In By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

Show homes can be stunning; a unique glimpse of what your future could look like if you choose to cosy on up and buy yourself a new build property. New build properties have many advantages: for many buyers being the first to live in the property is highly attractive, repairs and redecoration costs should also be minimal over the first few years, and you can also often select your fixtures and fittings prior to moving in so the property is finished to your tastes.

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Documentation ticklist: what you need to hand when selling a house

October 20, 2016

In Selling a house By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

Selling your house? Whether you’re working on the Home Report or in the final stages of handing your house over, you’ll know that a lot of documents come out of the woodwork.

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