Land Reform

The Land Reform (Scotland) Bill and Agricultural Tenancies

The Land Reform (Scotland) Bill ("the Bill") was introduced on 22nd June 2015 and includes significant proposed changes in the law relating to agricultural tenancies. The Bill, in part, adopts...
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Charity concerns remain over Land Reform Bill 2015

A legal duty which would have forced every charity in Scotland to engage with the community each time they wanted to sell land has been dropped from the Land Reform...
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The Land Reform (Scotland) Bill 2015

Background The Land Reform (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 22nd June 2015. The Bill is the flagship piece of legislation in the Scottish Government's multifarious Land...
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On the cusp of the second Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

11th June 2015 It's early summer and the arrival of the long awaited and much publicised Land Reform Bill is imminent. Land Reform is not a new concept in Scotland....
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What has happened so far and what happens next

11th June 2015 By the end of June, the ground breaking Land Reform (Scotland) Bill will have been laid before the Scottish Parliament. The Bill will implement the Scottish Government's...
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The Land Reform Review Groups 62 recommendations where are they now

The Land Reform Review Group's final report (published in May 2014) contained 62 recommendations in relation to Land Reform covering: land registration; succession law; crown property rights; the common good;...
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Agricultural holdings legislation review group

The final Report of the Agricultural Holdings Legislation Review Group was published on 27th January 2015. The recommendations contained in the Report are not law, but the Report has been...
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Voluntary Registration of land

Background The Land Registration etc (Scotland) Act 2012 (the"2012 Act"), brought into force in December 2014, has significantly affected the process of conveyancing in Scotland. An overriding purpose of the...
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Community Empowerment Bill

The Scottish Government introduced its long awaited Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill on 11th June 2014. The Bill can be found here >>. The Bill, as introduced, is wide ranging in...
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The Land of Scotland

17th June 2014 An End to Scottish Property Law As We Know It? The LRRG published its full report on 23rd May 2014. In its conclusion the authors of the...
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Land Reform Review

19th October 2012 The Land Reform Review Group, established by the Scottish Government, issued its call for evidence on 4th October 2012. The consultation process is open until 11th January...
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The land reform act Scotland

6th February 2013 The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 ("the Act") received much attention from the media following royal assent and the subsequent introduction of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code...