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FAQ Guide to being an Executor

I am the Executor of a deceased person’s estate; What is my role/duties? We have prepared the following FAQ Guide for Executors to cover some of the questions we are often asked, and that we consider the most important aspects to an Executor when undertaking such an important role. This Guide aims to help you [...]

By |2022-06-21T21:49:51+01:00June 17th, 2022|Executries & Trusts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on FAQ Guide to being an Executor

Care Home Costs

If you or a family member have to go into long-term residential care, you may be required to use your own assets to fund your care home costs. The Local Authority will carry out a Needs Assessment of the level of care you require and a Financial Assessment of your earnings and capital (savings and [...]

By |2022-05-06T14:10:04+01:00May 6th, 2022|Personal Legal Services|Comments Off on Care Home Costs

UK Visa and Citizenship Applications: An Update

Your Biometric Information can now be taken to assist with UK Visa Applications Inside the UK The UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services (UKVCAS) allow for 'in-country' Applicants to have their biometric information taken and submitted with their supporting documents to be processed alongside their application. In 2021, the UKVCAS began to trial reusing an [...]

By |2022-03-30T09:30:24+01:00March 15th, 2022|Immigration|Comments Off on UK Visa and Citizenship Applications: An Update

Property Solicitors – Dealing with Pends

The word ‘pend’ may not mean a lot to most of us who aren't solicitors but a surprising number of local properties do in fact feature these common passageways or pends, usually leading to the rear of the property or building. The difference between a pend and, for example, a close or vennel, is that [...]

By |2022-03-09T19:10:23+00:00March 9th, 2022|Buying & Selling Residential Property|Comments Off on Property Solicitors – Dealing with Pends

New Years’ Resolutions – Will and Power of Attorney

Do you have a Will and Power of Attorney? The start of another New Year brings an opportunity to set new goals and organise your personal affairs. Before setting new goals for 2022, are your affairs in good order? Do you have a Will and/or Power of Attorney that reflects your wishes should anything happen?  [...]

By |2022-01-20T17:45:05+00:00January 20th, 2022|Power of Attorney, Will|Comments Off on New Years’ Resolutions – Will and Power of Attorney

Legal Rights in Scotland

What are Legal Rights? In Scotland, a person is unable to fully disinherit their spouse, civil partner, and/or children. A surviving spouse, civil partner, and children (including adopted children) are entitled to claim Legal Rights in Scotland on a deceased’s estate and can be claimed whether or not someone has a Will, however, a spouse, [...]

By |2021-12-22T12:33:10+00:00November 25th, 2021|Executries & Trusts|Comments Off on Legal Rights in Scotland

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) Thresholds in Scotland

If you've been keeping an eye on the tax payable on new house purchases, you may know that in England the stamp duty holiday has been extended.  The equivalent tax in Scotland, namely Land and Buildings Transaction Tax ('LBTT') attracted a nil rate band up to £250,000 until 31 March 2021, but this has not [...]

By |2021-03-31T13:00:09+01:00March 31st, 2021|Buying & Selling Residential Property|Comments Off on Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) Thresholds in Scotland

First Home Fund – Re-opening Soon!

From 1 April 2021 the First Home Fund will re-open for applications from first-time buyers trying to get on the property ladder. What is the First Home Fund? The First Home Fund provides loans of up to £25,000 to first-time buyers on both resale and new build properties. How does the scheme work? Eligible buyers [...]

By |2022-02-22T12:58:28+00:00March 25th, 2021|Buying & Selling Residential Property|Comments Off on First Home Fund – Re-opening Soon!

EU Settlement Scheme – The countdown is on…

Depending on your circumstances, you and your family may need to apply to continue living in the UK after 31 December 2020 if you’re a National of any of the following countries: the EU (except Ireland) Iceland Liechtenstein Norway Switzerland Are you worried about your status? We can help with your settled status application. Navigating [...]

By |2021-12-22T12:38:38+00:00September 29th, 2020|Immigration|Comments Off on EU Settlement Scheme – The countdown is on…

Estate Agency and Lettings are open!

We are delighted to be able to re-open our estate agency and lettings department and have taken steps to make the viewing process safe for both our staff and clients. Some of the things we are asking people to consider before arranging a viewing Have you discussed your financial position with a financial advisor to [...]

By |2021-12-22T12:39:46+00:00July 1st, 2020|Buying & Selling Residential Property, Leasing|Comments Off on Estate Agency and Lettings are open!

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Address: 95 – 99 Esplanade
Kirkcaldy, KY1 1RF
DX KY4 KIRKCALDY
Tel:  01592 263455
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Address: 14 North Street
Glenrothes, KY7 5NA
DX 560711 GLENROTHES
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Leven

Address: 5-7 Commercial Road
Leven, KY8 4LE
DX 560885 LEVEN
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