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MissivesThe most common form of contract in Scottish property transactions are missives of sale, see for example, the Property Standardisation (PSG)...
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Produced in partnership with Alistair Drummond, Tony Holloran, Vladimir Kucera and Scott Traynor of DLA Piper Scotland LLP 19th May
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The meaning of the term ‘successors in title’ will depend upon the context of the use of the term and also the drafting of the relevant lease.A...
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19th May
Precedents
To [Insert Adjoining Owner]Of [Adjoining Owner’s main address][Insert Date]The Party Wall etc Act 1996Notice of proposed works — Line of Junction...
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19th May
Q&As
The simple answer to this question is yes, there is a right to lop or cut back hedges or trees that belong to a neighbour and overhang your land. The...
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Produced in partnership with Brie Stevens-Hoare QC of Hardwicke Chambers 19th May
Practice notes
This Practice Note covers what happens to a lease on disclaimer and the effect of disclaimer on tenants, guarantors and former tenants, applications...
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19th May
Q&As
In principle, equity follows the law and rights which a party can have at law are, broadly, capable also of existing in equity. Accordingly, a right...
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Produced in partnership with Desmond Kilcoyne 19th May
Q&As
When purchasing property (either freehold or leasehold, residential or commercial), usually a deposit is payable on exchange of contracts, which will...
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Produced in partnership with Kate Andrews of Hamlins 19th May
Practice notes
This Practice Note considers the remedy of rectification for unilateral mistake. For rectification for common mistake, see Practice Note:...
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19th May
Q&As
This Q&A addresses the question of when a landlord, having served notice on a former tenant or a guarantor for payment of arrears pursuant to the...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Campbell of Arden Chambers 19th May
Practice notes
This Practice Note explains how to ascertain the location of property boundaries: the general boundaries rule that applies to HM Land Registry title...
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19th May
Practice notes
Coronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and tribunals have been...
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19th May
Q&As
Pursuant to section 12 of the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977 (T(IG)A 1977), involuntary bailees of goods are afforded the ability to sell...
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Produced in partnership with Georgia Whiting of 4 King’s Bench Walk 19th May
Practice notes
This Practice Note discusses issue that arise in proprietary estoppel in a property context. For a general discussion of proprietary estoppel, see...
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19th May
Practice notes
Coronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and tribunals have been...
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19th May

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My client is the owner of land and intends to grant a 20-year lease to the local parish council of some land, which will be used as a bus stop. Would...
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6th Jun
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Is a periodic tenancy considered a new tenancy at the start of each period so that an existing tenancy is caught by the minimum energy efficiency...
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6th Jun
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Where the period of a statutory periodic tenancy runs from 1st to 31st of each month, would the tenant’s notice to quit need to expire on the 31st of...
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Produced in partnership with Helen Galley of XXIV Old Buildings 6th Jun
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What is the normal procedure for removing a substation? What if the substation (located in the basement of privately-owned office blocks) has no lease...
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6th Jun
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Are there any specific cases where a tenant holding over after the termination of a tenancy was held to be pursuant to a periodic tenancy or a tenancy...
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5th Jun
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How does a landlord take back possession of a commercial tenancy where there are rent arrears but no forfeiture clause and a commercial licence which...
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If a right to occupy property has only been created orally, not in writing, can it still constitute a lease?Rights of occupationThe Law of Property...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 5th Jun

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