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Dealing with residential tenancies in Scotland

February 2018. By Johane Murray

Dealing with residential tenancies has taken on a new meaning in Scotland. On 1 December 2017, the private residential tenancy (PRT) became the new residential tenancy for Scotland and, from 31 January 2018, letting agents of residential dwellings have to comply with a new code of practice and apply to be registered in the mandatory Register of Letting Agents. [Continue Reading]

Service failure? The law on notices and its application in recent Scottish cases

November 2016. By Iain Rutherford

A number of cases have come to court in Scotland in the last 12 months regarding whether or not notices have been validly served. There is an established legal framework for determining that question, which every lawyer should bear in mind before drafting and serving a notice. [Continue Reading]

Top Ten Tips for Dilapidations

October 2016. By Matthew Farrell

If you rent commercial premises in Scotland then chances are you have accepted responsibility to keep them in good condition and repair throughout the lease, and to return them to the landlord in that condition at the end of the lease. [Continue Reading]

The winds ?of change to ?our courts are upon us

November 2015. By David Armstrong

The latest figures concerning the use of our Scottish court system have been published. While they may appear unremarkable at first glance – in that the number of cases initiated in Scottish courts is almost identical to last year’s – the figures do represent a minor triumph for the court system in that the seemingly inexorable decline appears to have halted. In 2013/14, there were 77,345 cases initiated in all courts in Scotland. The figure for 2012/13 was 77,453. During the same period, the number of Sheriff Court actions has increased by just one case, from 72,510 to 72,511.? [Continue Reading]

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Brodies LLP

  • Scottish planning obligations: modification and discharge – the story so far

    Planning obligations 1 (formerly agreements), which restrict or regulate the use or development of land, perform a crucial function within the planning system. In Scotland in particular, where the community infrastructure levy has not been adopted, the planning obligation continues to be the primary mechanism for the delivery of much needed local and regional infrastructure through developer contributions, often involving very significant sums. 

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