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Ever changing laws for Landlords

In Scotland the temporary ban on evictions, other than anti-social behaviour cases, is still ongoing, in addition to  changes in Capital…


Posted on 27th April 2021

Mark Your Calendars! Land and Buildings Transaction Tax Deadline Day is Looming…

The Scottish Government have confirmed within their 2021-2022 Budget, that the current Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) relief for…


Posted on 5th February 2021

Fire and Smoke Alarm standards

Following the Grenfell Fire tragedy in June 2017 which claimed 72 lives, a Ministerial Working Group on Building and Fire Safety was…


Posted on 14th January 2021

Covid19 Update | Property Landlords Enforcement of Eviction Orders

In December the Scottish Government banned the enforcement of eviction orders until 22 January 2021 to prevent tenants being put out of…


Posted on 11th January 2021

Covid19 | Managing Commercial Risk in Construction

Covid-19 has had a considerable impact on all of society and in comparison to most of its affects, its impact on the construction industry…


Posted on 25th November 2020

Pre-action Requirements in the Private Rented Sector

The Rent Arrears Pre-action Requirements (Coronavirus)(Scotland) Regulations 2020 came into effect on 30 September 2020.  All landlords…


Posted on 26th October 2020

Discharging Your Mortgage in Scotland

The early 1990’s saw the start of a property boom in the UK. The number of mortgage products increased, interest rates were favourable…


Posted on 19th August 2020

Reclaiming Additional Dwelling Supplement

The Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) is part of the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax regime that applies to the purchase of…


Posted on 26th May 2020

The Private Rent Sector COVID-19 Loan Scheme for Landlords

As part of the Scottish Government’s emergency strategy to protect tenants from eviction, a £5 million fund has been created to offer short…


Posted on 11th May 2020

Property viewings go virtual

A top property expert has predicted that virtual home viewings will become the new normal even after lockdown has ended. Peter Ryder,…


Posted on 7th May 2020

Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 - Impact on the private rented sector

The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 received Royal Assent on Monday 6 April 2020. The Act makes certain emergency provisions as a…


Posted on 7th April 2020

Scottish Government Coronavirus Support for Commercial Tenants

Emergency legislation is being put in place in Scotland to prevent the eviction of commercial tenants who are unable to pay their rent…


Posted on 2nd April 2020

Coronavirus: Residential Property Transactions

Thorntons, like all of those other businesses dealing with the sale and purchase of residential property, must at this time be primarily…


Posted on 30th March 2020

Associate joins Thorntons Commercial Law team in Dundee

Full service law firm Thorntons has appointed Gemma Hardie as an Associate in Commercial Property based in Dundee and St Andrews. Gemma…


Posted on 21st November 2019

How The Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 will impact AirBnB and short term letting

The Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 was approved and passed as law on 25 July this year. One purpose of this Act was to combat the detrimental…


Posted on 23rd October 2019

Alexa – can I stay in Gourock

Amazon faces eviction from its Gourock “fulfilment centre” after having ignored a notice to quit from its landlord, M7 Real Estate…


Posted on 17th October 2019

Is tourism really everyone’s business?

Tourism is a key contributor to Scotland’s economy and if statistics are to be believed, we now have more tourists visiting our Country…


Posted on 22nd March 2019

What does the Non Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill mean for you?

The Scottish Government is planning to introduce the Non Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill to the Scottish parliament in the coming weeks, and…


Posted on 15th March 2019

To AirBnB or not to AirBnB?

An amendment to regulate short-term letting has been made to the Scottish Government’s Planning (Scotland) Bill. If it becomes law, the…


Posted on 6th February 2019

New budget proposal impacts on homeowners

In the latest Budget proposals the Scottish Government included a proposal to raise the additional dwelling supplement (ADS) rate from 3%…


Posted on 14th December 2018

Thorntons welcomes new property manager

Leading legal and property firm Thorntons has welcomed an experienced property manager to its team to cover South and West Fife. Gavin…


Posted on 11th December 2018

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