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Report: proposed community right to acquire 'abandoned' land in Scotland should be dropped

Plans to give Scottish communities the right to acquire land that has been "abandoned or neglected" are unclear, and should be replaced with a reference to land that has been "wholly or mainly neglected", according to a new report. 27 Jan 2015

Local authorities team up to create £500m UK infrastructure investment platform

Two of the largest local authority pension funds in England will invest up to £500 million in major infrastructure projects over the next four years, they have announced. 23 Jan 2015

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Judge allows hotel companies to reassign leases without losing benefit of associated guarantees

A High Court judge has approved arrangements allowing companies within the Hilton group to reassign leases between themselves without the landlord losing the benefit of a guarantee granted by the parent company. 20 Jan 2015

Scottish government to review proposed property tax rates following UK Budget SDLT changes

The Scottish government's decision to review the tax rates that will apply to residential property sales once the new land and buildings transaction tax (LBTT) takes effect in April will come as a relief to the country's housing market, an expert has said.... 20 Jan 2015

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