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  • May 2022 – Evict with Care – Private Residential Tenancies

      The case of Rafique v Morgan, decided in March this year by the Upper Tribunal for Scotland (“the Upper Tribunal”), reinforces the fact that care is needed when a landlord wants to get back a residential property which has been let privately.  In Rafique v Morgan, Mr and Mrs Rafique were the tenants and Mr Morgan was ...
  • April 2022 – Inheritance Tax “Excepted Estates” Expanded from January 2022 PART 2

      Note: references below to a “spouse” include a civil partner IHT accounts & “excepted estates” Following a person’s death Inheritance Tax (“IHT”) may be payable. So that HMRC can keep tabs on this the deceased’s executor has to deliver an IHT account to HMRC and pay any IHT that is due. In last month’s Bullet Point Update we ...
  • March 2022 – Inheritance Tax “Excepted Estates” expanded from January 2022 PART 1

      Note: references below to a “spouse” include a civil partner Introduction to IHT accounts & “excepted estates” Following a person’s death Inheritance Tax (“IHT”) may be payable. So that HMRC can keep tabs on this the deceased’s executor has to deliver an IHT account to HMRC and pay any IHT that is due. The general rule is that ...
  • February 2022 – Licensing Shake Up for Airbnb’s & Short Term Lets

    Introduction to the shake-up Last month the Scottish Government announced that all short-term let properties will require a licence to ensure they are safe and the people providing them are suitable. Local authorities will be required to establish a short-term lets licensing scheme by 1 October 2022, and existing hosts and operators will have until 1 April ...
  • January 2022 – An Alarm About Smoke Alarms

    Introduction • From 1 February all homeowners in Scotland must make sure they have interlinked fire alarms so that if one goes off they all go off. • The Regulations covering this are the snappily-titled Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 (Tolerable Standard) (Extension of Criteria) Order 2019. • They extend the “tolerable standard” criteria (set out in the Housing ...

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