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Why are so many people not making wills

Scottish Business Insider, recently published an article by Sara Smith, partner at Urquharts, on the importance of making a will. In the article, Sara outlines some of the key milestones that often trigger the reason to make a will such…

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Stephen Blane

Stephen Blane’s membership of the Law Society of Scotland’s Pursuers’ Panel has been extended by another 5 years

Stephen Blane has had his membership of the Law Society of Scotland’s Pursuers’ Panel extended for another 5 years. Stephen has been a member of the panel since 2004 and in that time has developed a specialist practice in dealing…

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We’re hiring – Residential Property Solicitor (Part time)

Based: Heriot Row, Edinburgh We are a highly regarded City Centre law firm looking for an enthusiastic and experienced property solicitor to join our busy property team. You will have experience in dealing with a wide range of residential property…

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Airbnb – understanding the legal implications

Do Airbnb hosts really know the pitfalls they could face? With the rising demand for Airbnb properties and continuous listings growth across Edinburgh and further afield, Gillian Black, Partner at Urquharts, is concerned that property owners riding the wave of…

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Get More When You Sell Your Home with the ESPC

Recent research by the Edinburgh Solicitors Property Centre (ESPC) has revealed that sellers using ESPC agents (solicitor estate agents) are more likely to get as much as 6% more than the Home Report valuation and 3% more than non-ESPC agents.…

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Catherine McGhee

6 Reasons to Market Your Property with Urquharts in 2018

1. We have a dedicated and very experienced team of property professionals who will guide you through your sale. We work hard to achieve the best possible outcome for you, with a proven track record of achieving prices in excess…

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Urquharts Private Client Team Bolstered

Established Edinburgh solicitor firm, Urquharts is strengthening its Private Client offering with the addition of two new members to the team. Sara Smith and Neil McNab  joined Urquharts from Shoosmiths with effect from 1 January 2018. Sara joins Urquharts as…

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Stephen Webster

12 Key Differences in Commercial Leasing between Scotland and England

Introduction There are many similarities between commercial leasing in Scotland and England, but there are also some key differences. Here are 12 to watch out for. General 1.           The Landlord and Tenant Acts and the Law of Property Acts do…

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12 Top Tips for a First Time Buyer

If you are a ?rst time buyer, entering the property market can be daunting. Here are our 12 top tips and step by step guidance. Appoint a solicitor This is one of the ?rst things you should do, so that…

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Urquharts Solicitors strengthens its team to support its plans for growth

Urquharts are delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen Webster to the position of Partner as well as the arrival of Jack Elliott who joins as residential conveyancing solicitor. Stephen joined Urquharts in 2016 as their commercial property expert having…

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