The latest quarterly report from the ASPC gives a reassuring picture of local market activity, with the house price index remaining, mostly, in the positive. The change in quarterly price is +1.5%, while the annual change is -0.5%. Taken over five years, the index is marginally positive at +0.4%. While the figures are reassuring, it may well be that our local market is yet to feel the strain of the general economic background and only time will tell whether this will be reflected in the remainder of 2023. Buyers’ wariness over the short term may well affect property sales as they effectively “sit tight” to see what happens with interest rates. This may result in a sluggish Autumn/Winter market as moving plans are put on hold, but for the moment, there is still healthy demand for properties in desirable locations and in good condition.Read More
Mackinnons remain the premier provider of legal advice to the Scottish fishing fleet.
Our commercial marine law team regularly act for fishing vessel owners, fish producer organisations and vessel managers in this specialist area of law, advising our clients throughout the application for and transfer of fishing licences, in the establishment of licence entitlements and the transfer of licence entitlements and in fish quota sale, purchase and leasing arrangements.
In addition, we also represent lenders, dealing with security arrangements relating to fishing licences and quotas.