Transferring property in Scotland

Transferring property in Scotland guidance:

The Registers of Scotland The Registers of Scotland (ROS) is the Scottish Government Agency responsible for looking after a range of registers, most notably the register...

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Agricultural tenants’ right to buy An agricultural tenant’s right to buy was introduced by the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003. It is a ‘pre-emptive’ right...

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In property transactions the person buying, leasing or taking security over a property will check the title for the property before they proceed with the transaction....

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Ownership, leasing or any other permitted use of land normally requires access to it to obtain the benefit of the land. The public are allowed to use roads and footpaths...

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What is a pre-emption? A pre-emption is a type of option to purchase—historically the most common and arguably the least complex (at least in the form in which it is...

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Background to deeds of conditions and development management scheme (DMS) Where land is developed with a number of residential or commercial units which will be sold off...

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The viability and success of a development site depends on obtaining satisfactory answers to a range of legal and practical questions. While attention tends to focus on...

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What is a suspensive condition? A suspensive condition suspends the obligation on either party to a contract to perform that contract until such time as the suspensive...

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The rules regarding execution of documents governed by the laws of Scotland are contained in: • the Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995 (RW(S)A 1995), and • the...

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This Practice Note considers the law and policy surrounding flooding in Scotland: • providing an overview of legislation and policy and the Flood Risk Management...

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This Practice Note considers the different stages in transactions for the sale of commercial property in England and Wales compared to those in Scotland, at pre-contract,...

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This Practice Note considers controls and regulatory issues protecting wildlife, habitats and landscapes in Scotland, and their potential impact and effect for developers...

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Searches are an essential part of the examination of any heritable title in Scotland and no conveyance can safely settle without them. The content of a search is usually...

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The purpose of due diligence Due diligence (the process by which information about the proposed purchase is collated and assessed by the buyer's advisers) enables the...

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Types of option agreement Reference is often made to ‘put’ option agreements and ‘call’ option agreements. A call option agreement is one where the buyer can call upon...

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This Practice Note covers two of the existing community rights to buy in Scotland: • the community right to buy land under Part 2 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003...

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This Practice Note outlines the community right to buy abandoned neglected and detrimental land under Part 3A of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 (LR(S)A 2003), and...

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When are maintenance provisions required? Ownership of property carries with it, by definition, responsibility for maintenance of that property. The owner of property...

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What are real burdens? A real burden is an encumbrance on land (the burdened property) in favour of the owner of other land (the benefited owner) in that person's...

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Enforcing real burdens, title and interest Who can enforce real burdens? A real burden may be enforced by any person who has both title and interest to enforce it. The...

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This Practice Note sets out brief details in the table below of the existing community rights to buy in Scotland: • the community right to buy land under Part 2 of the...

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Requirements for a servitude Servitudes are subordinate real rights over a property (the burdened property) for the benefit of another property (the benefited property)...

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Transactional context Historically, Scottish property lawyers have prided themselves on the swift conclusion of missives for the sale and purchase of heritable property....

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This Practice Note sets out the extent of the new Code rights, how they arise, ie by agreement made between the parties or by agreement imposed by court order,...

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