Scape Procure Scotland has today launched a new framework valued at £2 billion as part of a redesigned construction framework suite which aims to provide direct support to the local economy and Scotland’s green recovery.
Lauren Hazlie, property solicitor at Jones Whyte, details the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the housing market by discussing the extension to the Additional Dwelling Supplement Tax reclaim period. In Scotland, Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) Tax must be paid by a buyer on the purchase o
The threshold at which Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) is paid will be raised from £145,000 to £250,000 as the Scottish Government steps up efforts to support homebuyers and help the economy recover from the impact of coronavirus.
New guidance has been issued which aims to ensure that moving home in Scotland can happen safely during the coronavirus outbreak.
Scotland’s construction industry will face a potential domino effect of insolvencies without some form of government intervention, warns solicitor Roddy Cormack. The construction industry is facing a real uphill struggle. Although some restrictions are lifting, further increasing the work
Now is the time to consider the role of Modern Methods of Construction in the future of the construction sector, says partner Ian Atkinson and solicitor Ryan Lavers at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson. The construction sector is fundamentally important to the UK economy. Often cited as the barome
Coronavirus has caused significant delay to numerous projects across the UK. But what if it is critical that a project still completes by a specified date such as a school or student accommodation? As steps are made to move out of lockdown, parties may seek to accelerate works. What is an accel
Partners in the project top deliver the new Inverurie Community Campus are pleased to report on-site planning and preparation for the recommencement of building works is now underway.
ESPC has highlighted how the Scottish property market might move forward after the coronavirus lockdown measures have been eased.
United Capital, the Dundee-based building sector investment firm, has announced the appointment of leading employment lawyer Ryan Russell as in-house legal counsel and non-executive director. After the company’s most recent acquisition, the group, which includes former Scotland top 500 bu
A community development company has completed the purchase of land to provide affordable homes on the island of Colonsay.
Law firm Gilson Gray has appointment commercial property expert Mark Sabey as legal director in the firm’s Glasgow real estate division. Originally from London, Mark is an English-qualified solicitor with more than 17 years’ experience in commercial property, land management and renewabl
Sectors such as construction, retail and manufacturing will be given "particular consideration" when the Scottish Government begins to decide how to ease the restrictions of the coronavirus lockdown, the First Minister said today.
Ailsa Thomson breaks down the Scottish Government's policy to empower communities and ensure people benefit more fairly from Scotland's land. As part of the Scottish Government's policy to empower communities and ensure people benefit more fairly from Scotland's land, on 26 April 2020 the right to b
A construction consultant who supplied a fake building warrant to a Dunfermline man having his home extended has been sent to prison.