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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.
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
The 3 yearly LBTT Return for Commercial Leases…What is LBTT?If you have entered into a lease over the last few years the chances are that your solicitor has mentioned “LBTT” to you. Land and Buildings Transaction Tax is a Scottish tax on the purchase
As the winter weather approaches, we consider the outlook on the Scottish property market by asking whether Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) and the newly introduced Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) have combined to create the perfect st
A bizarre property and planning dispute in London that has been ongoing for around four years looks set to continue, reports the Daily Mail.