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Landlords chance to respond to radical changes proposed to tenancies

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22 December 2014

The Scottish Government is proposing changes to tenancies in the Scottish private rented sector which could have a significant impact on landlords. We would encourage readers to respond to the government consultation prior to the deadline of 28 December 2014.

The Chancellor’s reformed stamp duty – how does it compare to LBTT?

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18 December 2014

The Chancellor of the Exchequer's unexpected announcement in his Autumn Statement on 3 December 2014 introduced the most radical changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax in many years, and will effect all residential property transactions in Scotland until 1 April 2015.

Same-sex couples can now set the date

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16 December 2014

Same-sex couples will be able to marry from 31 December 2014 and couples in an existing civil partnership can convert that relationship into a marriage from today (16 December 2014). Why would civil partners set a wedding date when legally there is little difference in rights?

The gift of giving tax efficiently this Christmas

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12 December 2014

Christmas is just around the corner and it is worth considering whether the gifts you are intending to make, large or small, are effective for Inheritance Tax purposes.

New senior solicitor for property team in Dundee office

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12 December 2014

Lindsays announce a new appointment in Dundee, Taleen Strachan who has joined as a Senior Solicitor in the property team.

The latest issue of Lindsays life is out now!

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10 December 2014

This edition covers a range of topics for you, your family and your business.

Same-sex couples advised to prepare a prenup prior to tying the knot

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9 December 2014

Same-sex couples in Scotland will be in a position to marry from 31 December 2014 and now is an ideal time to consider having a pre-nuptial agreement prepared, particularly for those with pre-marital wealth, and gifted or inherited assets.

Promoting the first voluntary registrations under new property Act

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8 December 2014

Chris Todd, Partner in our Dundee office was honoured to be involved in the first voluntary registration to take place under the new Land Registration etc (Scotland) Act which comes into effect on Monday 8 December 2014.

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