The Scottish Government has recently published two consultations which may be of interest to land owners, landlords and tenants, concerning two issues: community engagement in decisions relating to land; and proposals to improve energy efficiency in privately rented housing.

Guidance on engaging communities in decisions relating to land

This first consultation seeks views on draft Guidance on engaging communities in decisions relating to land.

The purpose of the Guidance is to encourage land owners and land managers to develop co-operative and positive working relationships with local communities.

The closing date for comments is 16th June 2017.

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Energy efficiency and condition standards in private rented housing

The Scottish Government is also seeking views on proposals to improve the energy efficiency and condition standards in privately rented housing in Scotland, including the introduction of a minimum standard for energy efficiency for private rented properties and a national standard for private rented homes to ensure a good basic standard of accommodation.

The consultation asks if houses in agricultural tenancies, rented croft houses, smallholdings and holiday homes should have to meet the repairing standard.

This closes on 30th June 2017.

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