Category Archives: Property

Land Registration in Scotland and Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented in living memory UK public health measures that have followed in its wake have caused ripples in a variety of regulatory areas. I have already blogged about two such areas, namely landlord and tenant … Continue reading

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Scottish Evictions and the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill

The Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill was published today. It is available on the Scottish Parliament website here (PDF here). Section 2 – the first substantive provision of the bill (with section 1 doing the microbiological needful and defining what is meant … Continue reading

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Responsible access to the outdoors in Scotland in a time of crisis

There are so many important things happening in the country right now. I am not for a moment going to pretend that the Scottish right of responsible access to land is anywhere near even the middle of any rankings that … Continue reading

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Wildcat Haven v Wightman – Defamation

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service’s website has today published a ruling in a case that I have been watching like a hawk for what seems like an age. The Court of Session case of Wildcat Haven Enterprises CIC v … Continue reading

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Regulating short-term lets in Scotland

Short-term letting of property is something that has been written about widely in recent years in a variety of jurisdictions. Scotland is no exception, with the two geographic pinch points of Edinburgh and the Isle of Skye featuring regularly in … Continue reading

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Rural housing burdens over rural land (but what is rural land?)

Who wants to read a blog post about rural housing burdens and a slight hiccup in the legislation relating to them? You do? Well, you’ve come to the right place. The rural housing burden is a legal device that has … Continue reading

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New book – 4th edition of Residential Tenancies: Private and Social Renting in Scotland by Robson and Combe

If anyone is looking for some light reading about residential leasing in Scotland, there is a new book on the market that could be just the ticket. The fourth edition of Residential Tenancies: Private and Social Renting in Scotland, by … Continue reading

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