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what are the three most important considerations for establishing how a schedule of condition affects a tenant's obligation for dilapidations?

It is typical for a tenant to attempt to reduce their dilapidations liability under a commercial lease by making reference to the state of the property at the beginning of a lease. When this happens, a tenant may often claim that their only obligations under the terms of their lease are to maintain the property in the manner described in a "schedule of condition."

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Managing common areas in a housing development

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A developer's goals in managing the common components of a development include:

  1. Maintaining the amenities and services within a development to make sure it provides a high-quality living environment.
  2. Make sure the management structure gives the developer a way out so they can transfer management to a trustworthy successor and transfer all liability for common elements once the development is finished.
  3. A transparent, fair, and equitable management system that minimises disagreements regarding the fees assessed to plot owners for the upkeep of the common areas It is common for residents to dispute their bills and try to get out of paying for amenities they may feel they don't use. 

The management of the common elements may be covered in the title deeds in a number of ways. Depending on the specifics of the development, such as its size, location, and nature, it is important to determine which method is the best course of action.

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Selling Your Home with Clarity Simplicity

Selling your home can be both an exhilarating and exciting time. At Clarity Simplicity we aim to deliver a quality service that makes the process as easy as possible for you. In this guide, we will explain the steps involved in selling your property so that you know exactly what to expect at each step of the way from putting your home on the market to handing over the keys.

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Buying Your Home with Clarity Simplicity

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Buying your home can be both an exhilarating and exciting time.

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What Commercial Landlords Should Do When a Tenant Requests Alterations

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What Commercial Landlords Should Do When a Tenant Requests Alterations

The tenant's obligation to get consent

Unless there is an apparent limitation in the Lease Agreement, a tenant is entitled to make the desired changes without first seeking the landlord's permission. Hopefully, the renter has previously analysed the lease conditions to determine whether they require the consent.

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What can be done to recover rent arrears on a commercial property in Scotland?


The landscape for commercial landlords in Scotland continues to shift, as the remaining pandemic-related limits on rent arrears collection are eliminated this month.

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Is an unwritten lease enforceable in Scotland?

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Is an unwritten lease enforceable in Scotland?

Commercial landlords are not uncommon to have tenants occupy premises without a formal lease. It can occur for a variety of circumstances. It is possible that the tenant was pressed for time and began trading prior to the lease being signed. It is possible that a portfolio was purchased with the understanding that the prior landlord would support informal occupation agreements. Alternatively, a tenant may have taken occupancy without the landlord's permission (which is not uncommon in tenant insolvency circumstances) and kept paying rent undetected by the landlord.

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Scottish house prices fall for first time in 3 years

The latest House Price Index report revealed the average property price in Scotland was £145,762 in February 2019. This was a 3.1 per cent decrease on the previous month and a fall of 0.2 per cent on February of last year (£145,982); the first annual drop in average property price in Scotland since March 2016.

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Glasgow City Council issues CPO on 7 flats after landlords failed to maintain properties

Glasgow City Council has issued a compulsory purchase order (CPO) for seven apartments in Westmoreland Street, Govanhill. This move will mark the first time landlords will be forced to sell because they have failed to keep the property in an acceptable condition, and will be the first time a whole block with residents will be taken over under compulsory purchase in Glasgow.

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One-bed rented properties take just 20 days to let in Glasgow, according to new report

Rental properties in Glasgow recorded a notable rise of 3.9 per cent in Q4 2018, up 33.6 per cent in a decade and bringing the year on year figure to £771, according to the Citylets Quarterly Report. The average property in Glasgow took 25 days to let, with 22 per cent being let within a week.

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Glasgow and Edinburgh house prices rise faster than other UK cities outside London

The two largest cities in Scotland have both seen an average house price growth of at least 9% this year – more than double than UK average – according to recent data from HouseSimple.

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Shelter Scotland launches "Toolkit for Tenants"

Charity Shelter Scotland has announced the launch of a new online toolkit for tenants, designed to help them navigate through the rental system.

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Scots property prices at all-time high following stock shortage

Recent research from the Aberdein Considine’s Property Monitor report illustrates that the average price for Scottish properties sold for a record £169,450 during the second quarter of this year (April-June 2018), a 4.7% increase during the same time last year and a grand total of £175 higher than the previous record set in the third quarter of 2017.

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Loan for self-build homes now available

The Scottish government have announced a new loan available for people who want to build their own homes.

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Slowest growth in UK housing market in five years

UK house price growth in June slowed to the lowest rate since August 2013. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), this slowdown was mainly affected by the falling prices in London, where properties dropped from 0.7% to negative 0.2%. The report shows an average house price growth of 3%, down from 3.5% in May - the lowest annual rate in five years.

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New legislation aimed at preventing money laundering through UK property market

Criminals using the UK property market to launder money could face up to five years in prison under the newly proposed legislation.

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Number of Rental Properties Available in Scotland Falls Again

A new survey of the residential property market has revealed that the number of rental properties in Scotland has fallen even further over the last three months. However, this decrease in supply has been coupled with an increase in demand, which is expected to lead to a sharp rise in costs for tenants.

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RoS Launches New Register for Community Body Applications

Registers of Scotland (RoS) has launched a new register that will record all applications of community bodies to buy land or property that is abandoned, neglected or causing harm to the environmental wellbeing of the community, where the owner is not willing to sell that land. 

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Scotland Offers Affordable Seaside Living

Living by the sea is an ambition for many, and new research by Bank of Scotland has revealed that it may not be as unaffordable as some might think. 

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Value of the Scottish Housing Market

The total value of the residential sales market in Scotland from 2007-08 to 2017-18 was £161.3 billion, according to the latest Property Market Report from Registers of Scotland. 

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