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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.
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
In March of this year the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) outlined its strategy to improve the situation of so-called ‘mortgage prisoners’ in the UK. This week, that strategy has been  branded as “insufficient” by leading consumer group MoneyS
  When a couple separates and one party moves out of the house, it can cause concern about the ongoing payment of the mortgage. Arrangements should be entered into as soon as possible regarding payment of the mortgage. Even missing one month’s m
Equity release is a method through which you can turn the equity in your home into a cash sum. It allows people to remain in their own home without downsizing and helps people who are sitting on a house with no mortgage to use the house as an asset t
In March 2017, Glasgow City Council released new regulations surrounding short-term rentals, such as Airbnb. However, it was not until December 2018 that Airbnb landlords felt the full brunt of these rules. The regulations mean that a person is not a
The Private Housing (Tenancies) Scotland Act 2016 came into force on 1st December 2017. From that date, no new assured or short assured tenancies can be entered into. Any new letting will become a Private Residential Tenancy ("PRT") governed by the n
Major changes are shortly due to impact the tenancy laws of Scotland. At present, most private tenancies in Scotland are let under the assured tenancy regime. The majority of these lets are short assured tenancies and are governed by the Housing (Sco
It is becoming a fairly common sight in Scotland (and indeed the UK as a whole) to see solar panels on private houses — most commonly attached to the roof. These panels will usually have been installed at a relatively low cost under one of a variety
The new Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act introduces a number of crucial changes impacting both landlords and tenants. It is important for you to be aware of how these changes may affect you. The principal achievement of the 2016 Act is the
In the first quarter of 2017 we have seen as continuation of the general trends of last year where a shortage of properties available for sale has created a sellers market. As a result of this, across Scotland as a whole the average selling price of

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