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The law never stands still, and the way it applies to you and your organisation is constantly evolving. Our people are on top of these developments and can keep you up to date with some of the most interesting aspects of these changes. Check out our articles and updates for our perspective on issues that might affect you.

Latest Articles

  • Getting Scotland Moving – the inside track on Shetland's property market

    Getting Scotland Moving – the inside track on Shetland's property market

    Robert Bell is the Property Director at Harper Macleod's Estate Agency in Shetland. With decades of experience and having helped thousands of people to sell and find their homes, few people know the Shetland property world like he does and he has helped many homebuyers and sellers navigate a year of lockdown. Here, he takes time out from his busy schedule to share his insights into what's going on in the local marketplace as Scotland prepares to emerge from pandemic restrictions.

  • Getting Scotland Moving – the inside track on Inverness' property market

    Getting Scotland Moving – the inside track on Inverness' property market

    Susan Breen is the Property Manager at Harper Macleod's Estate Agency in Inverness. Susan has more than 30 years' experience of guiding people through the whole process of selling their homes. Here, she looks at what has been going on in the Inverness and Highlands marketplace as the country prepares for the lifting of pandemic restrictions.

  • Getting Scotland Moving – the inside track on Moray's property market

    Getting Scotland Moving – the inside track on Moray's property market

    Karen Logan is the Property Manager at Harper Macleod's Estate Agency in Elgin. With more than 20 years' experience she and her team provide a comprehensive service to those looking to sell their property. Here, Karen looks at the current market across Moray as Scotland prepares for the easing of pandemic restrictions.

  • Charges for registering property deeds in Scotland set to increase from 5 October 2020

    Charges for registering property deeds in Scotland set to increase from 5 October 2020

    Registers of Scotland (RoS) is increasing its fees, including the cost of registering property deeds, from Monday 5 October 2020. This means that there will be an increase in outlays incurred in a property transaction which settles on or after that date. We have set out the key price changes, as well as examples of what they mean in practice.