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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.
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 un
BackgroundIn 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 Sco
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
Unless you’re going to be popping down to your holiday home every weekend, you could earn a sizeable income letting it out for holidaymakers to enjoy.If you’re looking for any further financial incentive, consider that a small, 2-bedroom cottage in a
It seems like in 2018 every week has brought news of another CVA or company administration.  A number of major High Street retailers have embarked on CVAs this year, including New Look, Carpetright, Mothercare and House of Fraser.  There ha
All licensed premises in Scotland must operate in terms of their Premises Licence and in accordance with the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 but, in our experience, it isn’t uncommon for issues to crop up.Breaches of licence conditions can result in a
Whether you are taking on a commercial lease for the first time or are an experienced tenant, it is always worth considering a few essential points before embarking on a new lease.Often, when we are approached by clients who are looking to enter into