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Latest Dispute resolution articles

  • New Scottish fire safety measures to be introduced post-Grenfell

    New Scottish fire safety measures to be introduced post-Grenfell

    Two years on from the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the implications for the construction and fire safety of high-rise domestic buildings are still under review. New legislation is anticipated this year to introduce measures to strengthen fire safety in Scotland's high rise homes and public buildings, including the introduction of more stringent construction requirements and enhanced safety information records.

  • Asylum seekers' case puts recovery of possession of property in the spotlight

    Asylum seekers' case puts recovery of possession of property in the spotlight

    Housing issues are more topical than ever, featuring regularly in the media. In Scotland, private residential tenancies also created, partly to provide additional security of tenure to tenants. This includes the abolition of the no-fault procedure for seeking recovery of a property. A recent set of cases in England, relating to asylum seekers' housing rights, touches on important points regarding when landlords can gain entry to a property.

  • The meaning of Practical Completion – some definition by the courts

    The meaning of Practical Completion – some definition by the courts

    If the trigger for the sale or lease of a newly constructed development is its 'practical completion', just how complete does it actually have to be? A decision of the Technology and Construction Court, recently upheld by the English Court of Appeal, provides some helpful definition of a key but generally undefined term used in construction contracts.