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.
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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.
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.
The Marriage Allowance is a tax allowance that is often forgotten about. It offers individuals the chance to transfer part of their personal allowance to their husband, wife or civil partner, which could reduce their tax bill. For some couples, this could mean a backdated payment of up to four years of claims which could be as much as £1188.
A court in China dealing with a divorce recently ordered the man to compensate his soon to be ex-wife for housework/childcare she had undertaken during their marriage. While this seems like an unusual ruling, would the same be applicable in Scotland?