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Brodies LLP | United Kingdom | 4 Jun 2021

Unsuitable Accommodation Order in place until end of September 2021 following three-month extension by Scottish Government.

The Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) Scotland Order (the "UAO 2014") came into force in 2014 originally for the purpose of ensuring local…
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Brodies LLP | United Kingdom | 4 Jun 2021

For peat's sake (and ours)

The recent announcement by the UK Government of a further £50m towards restoration of peatland in England, and the proposed ban on sale of peat…
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Brodies LLP | United Kingdom | 4 Jun 2021

Cladding and fire safety considerations for social housing in Scotland

Following the report of the Ministerial Working Group on Mortgage Lending and Cladding published in March 2021, the Scottish Government has agreed to…
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Brodies LLP | European Union, United Kingdom | 24 Jan 2020

Cash retentions: change in sight?

Cash retentions provide an assurance to employers that any snagging issues or defects post-completion will be rectified by the contractor. However…
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DLA Piper | United Kingdom | 22 Aug 2019

Community rights to buy in Scotland

The Scottish Government has published a consultation on secondary legislation proposals relating to Part 5 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016…
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Brodies LLP | United Kingdom | 11 Apr 2019

“No-fault” legislation to reform divorce law in England and Wales

Extensive research shows that ongoing conflict following a couple’s separation has serious negative effects on not only the couple themselves as…
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Brodies LLP | European Union, United Kingdom | 9 Apr 2019

Forestry: Devolution and Brexit

At the time of writing, Brexit is scheduled to take place at 11pm on 12 April 2019. While the UK Government has now asked for a further extension to…
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Brodies LLP | European Union, United Kingdom | 3 Apr 2019

Are you prepared for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit?

Although the UK and the EU have agreed on a Brexit extension, a no-deal exit on 12 April remains a possibility. A no-deal Brexit is expected to have…
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Brodies LLP | United Kingdom | 28 Mar 2019

Private Rented Sector Housing - Changes to the Repairing Standard

In accordance with the Scottish Government’s aims to continue to improve the standards of private rented housing, two statutory instruments came into…
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Brodies LLP | United Kingdom | 22 Mar 2019

Local Governance Review: Proposals for Change

Following the launch of the joint Scottish Government and COSLA Local Governance Review in December 2017, public sector leaders were invited to…
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