Steve Edgecombe

Steve Edgecombe

DLA Piper

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Scottish Government announces plans for Rental Income Guarantee scheme for the PRS

In a welcome move for the property industry, a "market engagement" paper has been published setting out proposals for a Rental Income Guarantee scheme (RIGS) which, if implemented, will see the Scottish Government sharing a...more

3/3/2016 - Guaranteed Payments Housing Developers Rental Rates Scotland

Purpose built student accommodation (PBSA) to be exempt from Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill

On 3 February the Scottish Government published their response to the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee’s Stage 1 report on the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill. The report contains the following...more

2/5/2016 - Proposed Legislation Scotland Student Housing

Dilapidations: The landlord strikes back

A trilogy of cases over recent years have established that tenants will only have to pay dilapidations if the landlord can satisfy them, or alternatively the court, that it intends to carry out the necessary repairs. However,...more

1/26/2016 - Commercial Leases Scotland UK

New regulations will oblige owners of buildings in Scotland to improve or report on energy efficiency of buildings

Section 63 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 provides for regulations to be made for: (1) the assessment of the energy performance of existing non-domestic buildings and greenhouse gas emissions from such buildings;...more

1/22/2016 - Building Standards Climate Change Energy Efficiency Property Owners Scotland UK

Security of Tenure for Students in Scotland?! Have Your Say…But Time is Short!

The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament on 7 October 2015. The Bill introduces a new tenancy (called the "private residential tenancy") for all future private sector tenancy...more

11/5/2015 - Landlords Rent Control Residential Leases Scotland Students Tenants

Real Estate Update: Rent Control Measures in the Private Housing Tenancies (Scotland) Bill

The Private Housing Tenancies (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 7 October 2015. In the consultations which preceded the Bill, the possibility of the introduction of rent controls was the most...more

10/12/2015 - Landlords Proposed Legislation Rent Control Residential Leases Residential Property Owners Scotland Tenants

Case update Scotland: Retail park - whether tenant withholding consent to further development by landlord was reasonable

Aviva Investors Pensions Ltd v McDonald's Restaurants Ltd [2014] CSOH 009A: 31 January 2014 - Introduction - In this case, which was heard in the Outer House of the Court of Session, the judge (Lord Malcolm)...more

2/12/2014 - Consent Landlords Tenants UK

LBTT: A new Scottish property transactions tax

SDLT is to be replaced in Scotland by a new tax known as the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax ("LBTT"). LBTT is being introduced under the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Scotland) Act 2013, and will come into effect on...more

2/5/2014 - Land Transfer Taxes Property Tax

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