Registers of Scotland (RoS) is increasing its fees, including the cost of registering property deeds, from Monday 5 October 2020. This means that there will be an increase in outlays incurred in a property transaction which settles on or after that date. We have set out the key price changes, as well as examples of what they mean in practice.
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Landlords hoping for protections for commercial tenants that were introduced by the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 earlier this year to be lifted are set to be disappointed.
We have gathered a number of articles and news items of interest to those involved in renewable energy and other land-related projects.
Why access to wind farm development sites can't be taken for granted – cautionary tales of private rights and public roads
Of the many considerations involved in a wind farm development, or any proposed property development, appropriate access to the development site is critical. A wind farm may comprise several parcels of land. Just because one parcel of land within a wind farm site enjoys access rights does not necessarily mean the developer can use that access right to reach other parts of the wind farm. A failure to appreciate the nuances of the law governing access in this context can jeopardise a project, and the case law is scattered with cautionary tales. Two recent cases raise important points about access for wind farm developers.
The risk that a title to property that makes no mention of a minerals reservation does not include them (or worse, that one that appears to include them does not) may be very small, but it is nevertheless a real one which can catch out the unwary landowner - or solicitor.