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Budget announces cuts to business rates from 2017

Posted on Friday, December 16, 2016

The chancellor announced in the budget yesterday that, from April 2017, small businesses that occupy properties with a rateable value of £12,000 or less will pay no business rates. From 1 April 2017 the government has said it will: Permanently double Small Business Rate Relief (SBRR) from 50 per cent to 100 per cent  and increase the thresholds to benefit a greater number of businesses. Businesses with a property with a rateable value of £12,000 and below will...

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Donald Trump - Forecast Failure?

Posted on Wednesday, November 9, 2016

                      The victory for Donald Trump in the US presidential election appeared highly improbable only a couple of weeks ago; but it was always expected to create uncertainty and short-term volatility in markets. An initial ‘risk-off’ reaction was the likely result; bigger questions, such as over trade relations and fiscal...

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New Business For Sale - Lido Post Office and Shop, Dunoon.

Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

CCL is delighted to bring to market the Lido Convenience Store and Post Office, located in the tranquil village of Innellan, some five miles from Dunoon with breath-taking views directly over the Firth of Clyde. The business on Shore Road is a focal point for the local community and has been run for the last 10 years by the current owners, who now wish to retire.   The store sells general groceries together with fresh butcher, baker and dairy products, traditional news,...

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New Business For Sale- The Lido Convenience Store and Post Office, Dunoon

Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

CCL is delighted to bring to market the Lido Convenience Store and Post Office, located in the tranquil village of Innellan, some five miles from Dunoon with breath-taking views directly over the Firth of Clyde. The business on Shore Road is a focal point for the local community and has been run for the last 10 years by the current owners, who now wish to retire.   The store sells general groceries together with fresh butcher, baker and dairy products, traditional news,...

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Two new inititiaves will help home owners

Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Launched last month, SEEP – Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme – is a new, interest free equity loan scheme. It is financed by a £10 million fund from the Scottish Government that will enable home owners on low incomes to borrow up to £40,000 to make energy efficiency improvements and essential repairs to their properties. SEEP can be used either as a single equity loan or with other existing Scottish Government grants to fund more expensive measures such...

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Scotland is best place to live in UK

Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2016

WITH its crystal clear rivers, snow-capped mountain peaks and world-beating beaches, it is little wonder Scotland attracts millions of visitors every year. But now a major study has revealed that Scotland is the best country in the UK in which to live - and the population's welcoming attitude has been credited with clinching the accolade. The findings have been revealed in a quality of life study by the European Commission based on 50 indicators including murder rates, tolerance...

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New Housing is Focusing Too Much on First Time Buyers

Posted on Thursday, October 6, 2016

According to a recently published report by the International Longevity Centre UK, the new housing being built around the country is focusing too much on the needs of first time buyers – usually younger people – rather than including the housing needs of older generations. The report accepts that the younger generation’s need is urgent due to the significant deficit of available properties thanks in part to the Government failing to meet their target of building 200,000...

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SOLD - Strathcarron Hotel

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016

CCL Property are delighted to announce that the sale of the Strathcarron Hotel was successfully completed on 29 th September 2016. The Strathcarron Hotel in an extremely well run hotel situated close to the shores of Loch Carron.  With 11 ensuite letting rooms, bar, restaurant and beer garden it is very popular with tourists and bikers exploring the breath taking North Coast 500.   The Hotel is a perfect base for Hill walkers, Anglers, Explorers, Cyclists,...

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Help to Buy Scheme Criticised for Not Helping to Buy

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016

There has been some criticism levelled at the Government’s Help to Buy scheme which has been revealed to not actually help first time buyers until after they have paid for their new home themselves, somewhat voiding the ‘help’ they were supposed to be receiving in the first place. Some industry experts have even labelled the scheme as a ‘deception’. It was originally thought that the scheme would provide, in advance of the actual sale, a percentage of the...

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Using Letting Agents to Find a Rented Home – Part 3

Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2016

In Part 1 of this blog series we discussed what letting agencies do and how to find them, and in Part 2 we talked about how to choose an agent and the process that follows. In this third and final part, we will discuss the various checks that letting agencies often need to carry out on you on behalf of the landlord, as well as highlighting the fees that agencies may charge for certain services they provide.   Letting Agency Check-Ups One of the mains checks a letting agency...

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