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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.
As holiday travel restrictions continue, and more and more people are embarking on “stay-cations”, there has been an increased interest in wild camping in Scotland. Wild camping is legal almost everywhere in Scotland. Scotland has what is known as ‘r
Asbestos are materials that were commonly used in the building industry until 1999. They were cheaply and widely available. However, they had grave impacts to the health of people working with the materials or being exposed to the materials. In 1999,
It will come as no surprise to hear that a large number of commercial landlords are becoming increasingly concerned about accruing or ongoing arears which have arisen (or been exacerbated) by tenants struggling in the current commercial climate. The
Everyone and every sector has been impacted by COVID-19 and the property market has been no exception. Whilst in the first lockdown which started on 23 March 2020, the property market stopped, that has not been the case in this second lockdown that w
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on almost every business in Scotland. For many businesses, it means they no longer require their business premises or can no longer afford them. There are of course many other reasons, not directly related to COV
For many businesses and sectors, 30 September 2020 was supposed to be the end date of the plethora of legislative changes brought into force by the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020. Whilst many of us remained optimistic that section 12 of the Act - th
As a fresh wave of lockdown measures cut across the UK, retail tenants may be experiencing new concerns about how to pay the rent, but another ticking timebomb is the viability of their landlords.  Even before the pandemic, the high street was u
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 Sc
In 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. 
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
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
The Water Resources (Scotland) Act 2013 (which brought into force sections 20A to 20D of the Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005) requires all commercial property owners to inform their licensed water or sewerage supplier of any change in occupan
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