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Ad Factum Praestandum. What is it?
Ad factum praestandum in Scots law is an obligation for the performance or fulfilment of a specific act. It does not apply to the payment of money. Most people are familiar with lenders securing a loan or mortgage by way … More
Teething Troubles for New Residential Tenancy System
The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 came into force almost two years ago, with the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber) taking on the Sheriff Court’s jurisdiction over cases relating to most types of private residential tenancies … More
Is Voluntary Registration Still a Good Idea?
I have written before about Voluntary Registration of title. The Registers of Scotland has been tasked with completing the Land Register by 2024. However, this is an unrealistic deadline, despite Keeper Induced Registration and the active encouragement of Voluntary Registration. … More
Scotland is Ready to Benefit from Build to Rent
We have all been told of the housing shortage in Scotland but Build to Rent (BtR) until recently has not been embraced. BtR refers to property built for the private rental market, normally owned by an institutional landlord and managed … More
Purchasing Property in Scotland – Step by Step Guide
With the right advice buying a property in Scotland need not be stressful. Our conveyancers can guide you through the process. They know the local property market inside out and will make sure you get the best possible deal on … More
Why is our Estate Agency Department so Good?
As with all estate agents we will of course , write the sales text, take photos, list your property on the internet, arrange viewings and report to you on offers received but there are plenty estate agents on the high … More
Should Short Term Lets Be Regulated ?
There is a growing trend for people holidaying in the homes of others. This has provoked much debate. In response, a Short Term Lets Delivery Group was set up to look at the positive and negative impacts of short term … More
Parents Buying Property for Their Children
Some children are lucky enough that their parents are in a financial position to buy them a property, for example while they are at university. But parents have to carefully consider their options when purchasing such a home, which will … More
Glasgow City Council has Issued a Compulsory Purchase Order on 7 flats in Govanhill
Glasgow City Council has issued a compulsory purchase order (CPO) for seven flats in Westmoreland Street , Govanhill, Glasgow. This is the first time landlords have been forced to sell because they have failed to keep their property in an … More
Help to Buy (Scotland) Affordable New Build Scheme
If you want to buy a new build home but can’t afford the total cost, you might be able to get help through the Help to Buy (Scotland) Affordable New Build Scheme. The scheme is open to first time buyers … More