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Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill Published

The Scottish Government has published its Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill, which it says will ensure tenants have more security, stability and predictability when privately renting a home in Scotland. Proposals in the bill include: A more streamlined system with no confusing pre-tenancy notices, modernised grounds for repossession and easier-to-understand tenancy agreements. Legislation which will […]

Couple Find Loophole in High Hedges Legislation

A dispute between neighbours in Lundin Links in Fife over the height of a hedge has taken a new twist after the owners of the hedge turned it into a row of trees rather than scale back its height, reports the Daily Mail. Neighbours had been asking the owners of the hedge to trim it […]

Dispute between Neighbours over Height of Hedge

Scotland’s High Hedges Act has been used once again to resolve a long-running and bitter dispute between neighbours, reports the Telegraph. Residents of the village of Buchlyvie in Stirlingshire used the legislation to require a neighbour to drastically cut back a leylandii hedge that had reached around 40ft in height. The height of the trees […]