Anderson Bain News & Updates

Welcome to the Anderson Bain news section. Here we will post news, updates and commentary on the latest developments in conveyancing & property law.
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New Partner Announcement




andersonbain LLP, are very pleased to announce three internal promotions to Partner as of the 1st of April, 2024, with, Associates, Natalie Roach, Paul Flecher-Herd and Catherine McKay being recognised for their continued excellent hard work and dedication to clients.

The Partners are delighted to announce our recent partner promotions, all of which are richly deserved and further evidences the growth and development of the firm.”

- Scott Allan, Partner andersonbainLLP

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Changes to the Additional Dwelling Supplement Legislation


Changes to the Additional Dwelling Supplement Legislation 

From 1 April 2024, several changes to the Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) are taking effect.  Transactions with an effective date prior to 1 April 2024 will use the previous rules on ADS. Any transactions with an effective date on or after 1 April 2024 will fall under the new legislation. It is also important to note that the changes will not be retrospective. 

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Say Yes to the Address: Part 1

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Say Yes to the Address: How to Make an Offer on Property in Scotland

Buying a new home is, usually, an exciting time and a big life milestone. Whether it be your first property, somewhere bigger for your growing family, or a cosy place for retirement, the process can feel daunting. After all, it’s likely the biggest purchase you are going to make. Our guide will walk you through the steps for offering on property in Scotland. 

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What is conveyancing?

Conveyancing, the legal process of transferring property ownership in Scotland, involves several crucial stages, each carrying its own legal intricacies. This comprehensive guide will illuminate the key points of conveyancing, from the conclusion of missives to settlement, and shed light on critical aspects such as the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT), registration, and the importance of the Home Report.

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What is the easiest way to get a divorce?

In Scotland, the legal process of divorce is regulated by the Divorce (Scotland) Act 1976, a cornerstone legislation that outlines the various procedures one must follow when seeking to end a marriage. This guide aims to shed light on the Simplified Divorce Procedure, also known as the DIY divorce, and the Ordinary Divorce Procedure, ensuring that you understand the intricacies and legal nuances involved in the dissolution of a marriage under Scottish law.

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