Solicitors Aberdeen – Estate Agents

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Increase In Property Tax

The 3% increase in Land Building Transaction tax (Stamp Duty) beginning on 1 April 2016 appears to effect mixed properties that include dwellings as well as dwelling houses. This can affect some commercial property transactions as well as domestic properties. It also affects people who are bridging. The legislation which still needs to be formally…

OUR REPORTED IMMIGRATION CASES

We thought some might be interested in reading some of our reported immigration cases as Aberdeen Solicitors immigration specialist The first case relates to a successful appeal to the upper tribunal relating to Human Rights under Article 8 The right to family life and the previous immigration rules in force at the time. A British woman living…

3% SECOND HOME SURCHARGE GUIDANCE PUBLISHED

The Scottish Government has following the passing of the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2016 published detailed guidance on the Additional Dwellings Supplement levying a 3% tax on second homes. This legislation has now passed and one of the key concepts to be aware of relates to main residence and more specifically the replacement…

IMMIGRATION: WHERE BRITISH NATIONALS LOSE OUT

European Economic Area nationals are better placed than British nationals in relation to immigration of family members who are third country nationals This article compares the positions of British nationals and European Economic Area (EEA) nationals in relation to immigration to the UK of their family members whose nationality is outwith EEA or who are…

APRIL CASE UPDATES

1. A Mauritius national had been applying for offshore visas for last many years. He didn’t know how to read and write and was helped by his girlfriend to fill the application since 2008. His girlfriend used FLR (O) form all the times in the past and ticked general visitor category and the applications were always allowed.…

CASE OUTCOMES

The last week was quite an interesting week for us as we received three decision on our applications to the same day premium service centre, Home office in Glasgow. The facts of the said three applications are discussed in brief below: 1. A Chinese married to a British citizen applied for indefinite leave to remain.…

WHY DO I NEED A WILL?

The most common question that I am asked by clients is why do I need a will and a power of attorney. There is a common misconception in our society that wills and powers of attorney are unnecessary or that they can be put off until middle age. Take the example of a newly married…

WHAT TO BRING TO A HOUSE VIEWING

Through my role with Matthew Cohen and Associates, I have the opportunity to view lots of great properties. My visits to properties often relate to assisting of our clients finding a fantastic home or buy-to-let. When a client sees a property they desire, I always advise them at the viewing to make a mental note…

INDIAN LAW

India is a strong emerging economy and it economic growth in last 15 years has resulted in many multinational companies making investments in India. Even though India is proving to be a big mine of opportunities, the companies making investment in India require reliable support and expert legal advice in order to deal with complex…

GREAT FEEDBACK

Here at Matthew Cohen and Associates, we aim to give clients the best experience possible, whatever the type of case that we take on, so it’s always satisfying to receive some great feedback from someone we have helped. We recently received this testimonial from one of our clients. A Very Good Morning Mr Sharma, On…

IMMIGRATION APPEAL: ARTICLE 3 & 8

UPPER TRIBUNAL The Upper Tribunal is to decide whether any abusive piece of law can be a source of persecution even in a country which is considered to be operated under the Rule of Law. Controversial Anti Dowry provisions in the Indian Penal Code is a source of harassment to separated husbands and therefore can…

WHY OUR CLIENT’S USE US

WHY OUR CLIENT’S USE US

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