Whose Home Is It Any Way?

When a relationship ends one of the most vexing concerns for many is whether one person can force the other to leave a shared family home. There are three typical scenarios. Firstly if a couple are married or in a … More

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December 2016 – New residential tenancy forms from 1 December 2016

(in particular: new Forms AT5 for short assured tenancies; AT6 for assured tenancies; and Tenant Information Packs)  This Note gives some background to the new forms of AT5, AT6 and Tenant Information Packs which must be used for “short assured” … More

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Conversion of Long Leases to Outright Ownership in Scotland

Tenants under certain long leases in Scotland as from 28th November 2015 automatically became the outright owners of the property as a result of key provisions of the Long Leases (Scotland) Act 2012. In contrast to England and Wales, long … More

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April 2015 – Private Rented Sector (“PRS”) Tenancy Changes In The Offing

enancies (like people) come in all shapes and sizes. But when it comes to PRS tenancies they are usually either ‘assured’ tenancies or ‘short assured’ tenancies (both under the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988).

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