How Limited is that Partnership?

Salvesen and Riddell & Anor v. The Lord Advocate (Scotland) [2013] UKSC 22

It is not common for us to cover Scots Law, or Agricultural Law, here. However, both mores are to be broken in the face of an interesting convention decision from the Supreme Court.

You will have to bear with me as the facts are complex. I promise to keep it simple. Scottish Agricultural tenants have historically had very substantial security of tenure along with very powerful succession rights. Much the same situation has existed in England too at times. This is said to be good for land husbandry but is equally a reflection of post-war … Read the full post

Scotland's homelessness advance warning system


News of a change from over the border.  From 1st April landlords will have to notify the local authority in a standard form when they raise proceedings for possession.  This will give effect to s. 11 of the Homelessness etc (Scotland) Act 2003.  Notice can be posted or sent electronically to the local authority.

The Notice to Local Authorities (Scotland) Regulations 2008 SSI 2008/324 details the information that a landlord is required to give:

  • Details of landlord and their legal representative
  • Landlord’s registration reference
  • Tenant’s name
  • Address of property
  • Date tenancy started
  • Details of which court and when proceedings were raised
  • What statutory provision proceedings are being raised
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