Rural Law

Today marks an important milestone in the implementation of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 – the 3 year amnesty on tenant’s improvements has commenced. What is the amnesty on tenant’s improvements? The amnesty is one of the key agricultural holdings provisions contained in the 2016 Act.  It is an opportunity for agricultural tenants to… Read more »

Rural Law

Following on from our ‘Consultation on the Future of Forestry in Scotland’ article, the Scottish Government has recently introduced the Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Bill. The key objective of the Bill is to allow Scotland to be better equipped to develop, support and regulate its Forestry Industry going forward. Proposed forestry and land management… Read more »

Rural Law

The Scottish Government has commenced a consultation on “Draft Water Intended for Human Consumption (Private Supplies)(Scotland) Regulations 2017”. Background The new regulations are primarily designed to reflect changes introduced by a recent EU Directive, which needs to be transposed into domestic law by 27 October 2017. That EU Directive is aligned to the results and… Read more »

Rural Law

The Scottish Government has released a consultation on “Energy Efficiency and Condition Standards in Private Rented Housing”.  The consultation is seeking views on improving the quality of private rented housing in Scotland. Energy Efficiency The Scottish Government is proposing to introduce a minimum standard of energy efficiency for privately rented properties based on the energy… Read more »

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