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New support for First Time Home Buyers – 1st April 2021

The Scottish Government has reintroduced the First Home Fund scheme to help first time buyers onto the property market.   Demand for housing remains very strong, however with the Banks demanding higher deposits to obtain a mortgage some first time buyers have struggled to get a foot on the property ladder in recent months.
How does the First Home Fund work?
The Scottish government will provide first time buyers with a deposit contribution of up to £25,000.

The First Home Fund is a shared equity pilot scheme to provide first-time buyers with up to £25,000 to help them buy a property that meets their needs and is located in the area where they want to live.

It is open to all first-time buyers in Scotland and can be used to help buy both new build and existing properties.

The funding provided by the scheme will help around 12,000 first-time buyers purchase their first home.

The First Home Fund will re-open at 9 am on 1 April for applications due to complete in financial year 2021-22.  The budget available in 2021-22 is £60 million.

The fund will close to new applications when the 2021-22 budget has been used up. No notice will be provided in advance of closure. Any applications received after the budget has been exhausted will not be processed. To obtain an application form contact Link Housing at First Home Fund Application Form 2021/22 – Link Group Ltd (jadu.net)

Private Sector Landlords

We have noticed a growth in the buy to let housing market recently and have been advised by the Private Landlord Registration section at Glasgow City Council of a number of changes including new fees from 1st April 2021.

Property Condition and Tenancy Management Mandatory Requirements

At the commencement of a tenancy and throughout the period of any tenancy, your property must meet certain physical standards and the management of the tenancy must also meet acceptable standards. 

 If you are a Landlord please click on the easy to read guide – Registration Requirements to ensure you are meeting the required standards.  It should be noted that the responsibilities placed on landlords have not been suspended by the Scottish Government. Landlords must therefore continue to take steps to maintain their properties to meet acceptable standards and ensure the tenancy is properly managed.

 Landlord Registration Fees increase from 01 April 2021  To find out the new fees click the following Link to new rates Landlord Registration Fees

If you have any enquiries about Private Landlord Registration please email PrivateLandlordRegistrationUnit@glasgow.gov.uk 

 If you require support or have any questions regarding the Private Rented Sector please email

plsupportofficer@glasgow.gov.uk  If you have any enquiries about EPC requirements please email

EPCenquiries@glasgow.gov.uk 

For Legal Advice on any of these issues please contact our office 0141 334 7686.

16th July 2020 Coronavirus

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and following on from Government Guidelines in order to protect our clients and staff our office will be closed until further notice. We will continue to work on your files and will monitor emails and telephone messages left on our voicemail system. However as the lockdown is now easing we will be making arrangements to make our office to clients and staff. This will include limiting the number of clients attending at the office at any one time.

Please note however that due to the current exceptional circumstances caused by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently experiencing significant disruption. As a result, it is unlikely that we will be able to respond to your request within our ordinary expected timescales. We apologise for the delay and any subsequent disruption or disappointment that this may cause, however the current situation is outwith our control and we are required to follow government guidance. We will try to respond as quickly as possible.

16th July 2020

Rare Opportunity to Purchase a 2 bedroom flat o/o £65,000

Flanagan and Co are delighted to welcome to the market this spacious 2 bedroom 1st Floor Flat in the increasingly popular locale of Central Govan on the Southside of Glasgow. For more details see our ESTATE AGENCY PAGE BY clicking link at bottom of Page

 

The property is situated in a red sandstone traditional tenement building with a secured control door entry system and comprises a reception hall which gives access to an open plan Lounge/Kitchen area with a South facing bay window (which benefits from fantastic natural light), high ceilings (which gives a spacious feel) and original cornice features

 

The Flanagan & Co office is located at 357 Dumbarton Road, Partick, Glasgow G11 6AL just around the corner from Partick Subway and Morrisons. Our office is across the road from the TSB and Santander Banks and between Monzo Cafe and the Down to Earth cafe.

 

Flanagan & Co were instructed to act for 3 members of the Indycamp at the Court of Session on 29th June 2016 before Lord Turnbull with Brodies LLP acting for the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body. Our clients wish to hold a continuous Vigil on the grounds of the Scottish Parliament until Scotland gains its independence. Our argument put forward by Jamie Gardiner Advocate was that an eviction would be disproportionate in terms of our clients Article 10 and 11 ECHR rights. Lord Turnbull’s decision ruled against the Camp but complimented us on our preresentation and legal arguments.