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Energy Performance Regulations

On 1st September 2016, new carbon and energy performance regulations for commercial property in Scotland will come into effect. They apply to larger buildings, those with a floor area of more than 1,000 m² and are triggered by either sale or…

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New Private Tenancies Bill Passed

A new law that will modernise the private rented sector has been passed by the Scottish Parliament. The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill aims to create simpler tenancies, offer stability and security to the 700,000 tenants who call the private…

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Proposals For A New Tenancy Regime In Scotland

As you will no doubt be aware, the long anticipated Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill, outlining proposals for a new tenancy regime in Scotland, was recently published by the Scottish Government. The bill proposes a complete reform of the current…

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Carbon Monoxide Alarms in Privately Rented Properties

From 1st December 2015, the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 introduces changes relating to the requirement for provision of carbon monoxide alarms and detectors in private rented housing. The 2014 Act introduces an amendment to the Repairing Standard, which applies to all private…

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