Should you buy property in Scotland?

With the vote on Scottish independence a week away, we thought this would be an excellent time to ask: should you buy property in Scotland?

As well as speculating about the impact of the independence vote, we also covered:

  • The differences in the property buying process in Scotland and England
  • What you need to know about the important differences in rental legislation
  • What areas you might look to buy in (including how you’ve probably missed the boat on Aberdeen, but this Guardian article makes for fascinating reading)
  • Whether now is a good time to buy, and what the next few years might hold

For all the details, just listen to the episode. And thank you to Martin Gordon for his voicemail that prompted us into action!

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Are there any other important differences to the buying or renting process in Scotland that we missed?

Where in Scotland are you buying, and do you think independence will affect prices?

We’d love to know, so join the discussion in The Property Hub!

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