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Latest articles from Chris Noble

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    New residential property style documentation published

    As a member of a Working Party which was set up by the Law Society of Scotland to standardise certain conveyancing docmentation in Scotland I have been involved, with the assistance of the Property Standardisation Group, in creating style documentation for use in residential property transactions such as purchases and sales. The first round of these has just been published. The published styles are 10 different dispositions, to deal with different scenarios e.g. where the land is land registered and where it's still Sasine; where new title conditions such as access rights are being granted and where they're not.

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    Game verdict won't console troubled tenants

    The Court of Appeal in England has overturned the decision in Goldacre and ruled that a group of major UK landlords were entitled to recover rent as an expense of the Game administration from the Game administrators even though the rent payment day fell before the date of the administrator's appointment. The decision closes a loophole in the law that allowed tenants and their appointed administrators or liquidators to avoid paying rent as an expense of the administration or liquidation while in administration or liquidation. The judgement could have significant implications for the property sector.