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The Private Rented Tenancy Regime…one year on

28 December 2018

Unlike the short assured tenancy regime, which allowed landlords to seek an order of eviction where the contractually agreed period had ended, the PRT requires landlords to rely on one or more of 18 specified grounds under the Act.

Taking back control: tackling vacant & derelict land

28 December 2018

We can all identify parcels of land and buildings, large and small, in our communities that are unoccupied, boarded up and more often than not a blight on the area. Proposals were announced this year that could help bring back into productive use abandoned and derelict land in our cities and communities.

The importance of getting it right

19 December 2017

The Scottish legal system is dependent on the requirement to give notice – a fundamental concept that parties need to be formally made aware of certain developments for them to be valid.

Changing climate

20 December 2016

Section 63 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 provides for regulations to be made for (1) the assessment of the energy performance of existing non-domestic buildings and (2) building owners to take steps to improve the energy performance of affected buildings.

Consultation on new private tenancy introduced by Private Housing (Tenancies)(Scotland) Act 2016

26 October 2016

The Scottish Government has published their Consultation on proposals for regulations and policy supporting the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 (“the Act”). The Act is set to replace the current regime of assured and short assured tenancies with a New Private Residential Tenancy from 1 December 2017. Any tenancies created prior to that date will remain unchanged.

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