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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.

Making Use of the Scottish Government’s GP Sustainability Loan Scheme

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Background

In recent years the Scottish Government has observed that GPs are being discouraged from joining GP partnerships, in large part due to the various liabilities associated with owning and operating GP premises.  In November 2017, the Scottish Government attempted to address the issue by publishing a new “Code of Practice for GP Premises”.

Meet the team: Commercial Property

Commercial property picIn this month’s newsletter, we’d like to take the opportunity to introduce our Commercial Property team and highlight the broad range of excellent services it provides. 

Penalties for Late LBTT Return Quashed

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The Upper Tribunal for Scotland (UT) has quashed penalties imposed by Revenue Scotland (RS) for late filing of Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT), after it found that RS had breached relevant legislation by failing to produce evidence that it had taken the decision to impose the penalties.

Avoiding Commercial Lease Disputes

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Landlords, and tenants, of non-residential properties (e.g. shops, garages, restaurants, warehouses, etc.) can have a tricky enough time in running their respective businesses – without adding to that mix a dispute about the lease. That being said, a landlord’s interest is usually the opposite of the tenant’s. This is particularly clear at the end of a lease, where discussions about repairs can quickly boil over into a full blown dispute.