Posts Categorized: Legal

‘White van man’ personal injury claims fall

There was a reduction in the number of third party personal injury claims made by ‘white van men’ last year, according to research by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA). However, they still make more claims than private car drivers. The research looks at data from across the motor insurance industry, focusing on third… Read more »

Decrofting legislation introduced to parliament

The Scottish Government has announced that it is to tackle the specific difficulties faced by owner-occupier crofters when decrofting their land, and has introduced decrofting legislation to the Scottish Parliament. Decrofting land can enable a house to be built on the land and facilitate crofting land being passed from one generation to the next. It… Read more »

Best rural quality of life in Scotland

Residents of Aberdeenshire have the best quality of life of any rural area in Scotland, according to the latest Bank of Scotland Rural Areas Quality of Life Survey. The ranking means that Aberdeenshire has claimed the top spot for the fourth time since 2006, regaining the position it last held in 2010. The Shetland Islands… Read more »

Increase in lending to first-time buyers

The number of first-time buyers in the UK increased by 3% in February, marking the best start to a year since 2008, according to new data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). In all, says the CML, activity in the first-time buyer sector was 17% stronger in February than in February last year. A… Read more »

Positive signs in Scottish housing market

The latest housing market survey by RICS has reported encouraging news regarding the Scottish housing market after it found indications that both activity and prices could begin to pick-up later in the year. Around 10% of Scottish chartered surveyors reported a rise rather than fall in predicted sales for the coming months. Combined with a… Read more »