• All Change For 2017

    15 Dec 2016

    We will be getting a new tenancy regime in Scotland as set out in the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016. This new Private Residential Tenancy (PRT) will replace Short Assured and Assured Tenancies after a specific date going forward.

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  • Digital signatures for residential leases

    06 Dec 2016

    Electronic residential leases are becoming more and more common. Can digital signatures be used in Scotland?

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  • European Convention on Human Rights & tenancy rights

    30 Nov 2016

    Notwithstanding the recent Brexit vote, the European Convention on Human Rights (EHCR) remains part of our law at least for now. Read more.

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  • Joint Tenancies

    17 Nov 2016

    Find out more about joint tenancies, the legislation in Scotland and what landlords can and cannot do.

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  • Letting agent registration

    17 Nov 2016

    Read about the registration, regulation and training requirements for letting agents in Scotland and the Letting Agent Code of Practice.

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  • Levelling of the Playing Field?

    13 Dec 2016

    Earlier this month a Scottish letting agent pled guilty to an offence under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. What was perhaps surprising was that the ‘offence’ committed by the letting agents was the failure to lodge deposits with an approved tenancy deposit scheme on behalf one of their landlord clients. In terms […]

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  • Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016- Transitional Provisions

    16 Mar 2017

    What happens to existing Short Assured Tenancies when the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 comes into force?

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