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The law never stands still, and the way it applies to you and your organisation is constantly evolving. Our people are on top of these developments and can keep you up to date with some of the most interesting aspects of these changes. Check out our articles and updates for our perspective on issues that might affect you.

Latest articles from Limor Wolfe

  • Commercial leases: dealing with dilapidations

    Commercial leases: dealing with dilapidations

    t is vital for any lease to deal clearly with the tenant’s liability for repairs, both throughout the lease and on expiry. Even so, agreeing and enforcing dilapidations claims can often end up being a lengthy (and costly) exercise. Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, there are steps you can take to minimise the risk of unwelcome surprises at the end of lease - and ultimately a long litigation.

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    Latest Real Estate Cases

    The Outer House of the Court of Session has recently considered the question whether the right to a pro indiviso share in a shopping centre car park under a lease conferred a real right.

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    Rent Review - Choice of Index in the current market

    Rent reviews allow periodic adjustment of commercial rents to the current market level at the date of review. In the current climate, there has been a shift from the traditional upwards only reviews based on open market value to consideration of other alternatives.

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    Bold Steps Forward - Overhaul of the Land Register

    The Land Register of Scotland superseded the Sasine Register, introducing a map-based system of registration that carried with it the boon of the Keeper's indemnity. Over 30 years later, the system has once again been found in need of overhaul.