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The Law Society of Scotland has said the effects of an additional tax on second homes should be monitored closely to ensure that people who are simply trying to move house are not caught out by the proposed new charge. The lawyers' body intervened ahead of the stage 3 debate on the Land and Building

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Amanda Wiewiorka The current combination of tax changes will hurt small investors, leading to an insufficient supply of suitable rental accommodation to meet demand in Angus, says Amanda Wiewiorka, company director at Wardhaugh Property.

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Kenneth Gibson MSP Legislation that would levy a supplement on the purchase of additional residential properties has been given the backing of MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s finance committee.

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Shelter Scotland has lamented new statistics which revealed that house prices in Scotland have seen their highest annual increase since 2007. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said average prices climbed by 14.6 per cent over the year to March, to stand at £207,000.

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