A recent Sheriff Court judgement has highlighted the importance of formally recording any agreement when it comes to ownership and possession of heritable property and the operation of the doctrine of personal bar in such circumstances.
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A decision of the Court of Session concerns a servitude right of access over a strip of land between two houses in Elie, Fife. The case is instructive in terms of the quantity or quality of access required to establish a servitude right of access by means of prescription.
Registers of Scotland is consulting customers and stakeholders on whether the ability to upload and submit land register applications to the Keeper digitally via the DSS should be made available permanently.
Making a Will is very rarely associated with younger generations despite the fact they are often starting out on the property ladder. Personal mortality is often the last thing on a first-time buyer's mind. However, it is never too early for young buyers to ensure they have their Will in place
Reliefs to stop HMRC claiming Capital Gains Tax when you sell a property that may have been your home
Recently there have been several challenges made on individuals claiming Principal Private Residence Relief (PPRR). In the last few days, a couple have managed to overturn HMRC's decision and claim full relief on the sale of a house they bought and renovated, despite living there for less than two months during which time they rented a house elsewhere.