The recent COP26 has brought environmental issues into sharp focus again for all industries. There is no denying that the construction industry, by its very nature, can create a negative environmental impact in terms of the processes utilised, waste and the performance of the end product.
The Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 2 October 2020 to improve the protections available to people who are at risk of domestic abuse, particularly where they are living with the perpetrator of abuse. The Bill aimed to do this in two ways:
Part 1 creates new orders which can be made by the police and the courts; and
Part 2 will allow a social landlord to apply to the court to end the tenancy of a domestic abuse perpetrator.
Property lawyer Mark Colquhoun highlights key questions which should be considered by landlords and tenants when negotiating COVID-19 rent abatements. First published in BTOveriew on 21st October 2020.