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Hennessy Bowie & Co has been practising in Bishopbriggs for some twenty five years, principally in the areas of domestic conveyancing, commercial conveyancing, commercial leasing, executries and matters relating to care for the elderly,
Getting on With the Neighbours
One possible area of concern for people buying a new house is whether they will get on with their new neighbours.
Interestingly, a recent study by Bank of Scotland found that while many people would say they have good neighbours, far fewer say they view their neighbours as good friends.
The research found that 46% of respondents don’t spend time with any neighbours at all, while just over a quarter (29%) only socialise with one or two.
Scots aged 25-34 are the least sociable neighbours as over half (55%) do not spend any time with anyone living in the vicinity, but the older generations (45-54 year olds 53%, 35-44 year olds 52%) are not far behind.
Almost a third (31%) of Scots would take in a parcel for their neighbour, but that, it seems, is the extent of their encounters, particularly for men (39%) and the 25-34 age group (42%). Those in Dundee rank highest (41%) for limiting their interaction with neighbours to the occasional handing over of a parcel delivery, with the North East close behind (40%).
Over a quarter (28%) would turn to their neighbour for help in an emergency, however this is seen more from the elderly as two fifths (41%) of these are aged 65 and over. It’s little surprise that for the regions, the Highlands and Islands come out top (33%) as those living in remoter parts of the country rely more on neighbours for help as family or friends are often not close by.
If you are looking to buy property in Scotland, then contact our specialist property lawyers today.
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