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Coronavirus: Land registers in Scotland can open for business again

On 24 March the Scottish Government stopped people from being able to deal in property, as they stopped accepting original hard copy applications for registration.  There were some limited exceptions, which did not protect purchasers properly.  Now this Bill published on 31 March  allows the Registers of Scotland to publish rules on their web site […]

Coronavirus: Scottish Parliament to give more protection to commercial tenants

Commercial tenants have been given more protection against having their lease terminated because they have not paid their rent on time, following the introduction of the draft Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill today [31st March 2020]. Under existing law, if a tenant did not pay rent (or other monetary sums such as service charge or insurance premiums) […]