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New Protections for Commercial Tenants in the Coronavirus Outbreak

In response to the dramatic reduction in cashflow for most small businesses, commercial tenants in Scotland are now benefiting from additional protection from eviction on the grounds of non-payment of rent amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Digital Deals – How to sign documents without leaving your house

While the UK may be in lockdown, that does not mean that life cannot continue and the business world must stop, if anything it is even more important now that we continue to press on with business transactions and embrace technology to help us do this.

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Landlords and Tenants – It’s good to talk!

All of a sudden, many tenants are struggling with cashflow difficulties as a result of the Coronavirus. Most tenants either don’t require their premises or are unable to use them due to enforced shutdown on the grounds of public health.

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Conveyancing and Security Transactions

The Application Record of the Land Register of Scotland closed on 24 March 2020 as a result of the risk of Coronavirus.

As a result, the Property Law Committee of the Law Society of Scotland is strongly recommending that parties to conveyancing and security transactions should attempt to reschedule settlements rather than settling during the closure of the Application Record.

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Private Residential Tenancies Have Replaced Assured & Short Assured Tenancies

The 1st December 2017 saw a shift from Assured and Short Assured tenancies to Private Residential Tenancies (PRTs), a new style providing benefits and securities for both landlords and tenants.As a landlord, there are various significant changes under the new tenancy you must be aware of:Term of Tenancy There are no fixed-terms. PRTs have no end date which means landlords cannot ask tenants to vacate a property simply because a certain time period has expired.Secondly, there is no minimum period of rental, meaning tenants can leave whenever they please, so long as they provide the landlord with 28 days’ notice in...
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