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Scottish land reforms could prevent non-EU registered companies and trusts from owning land

Companies, trusts and partnerships would not be able to own land in Scotland unless they were registered within the EU, under plans put forward by the Scottish government. 05 Dec 2014

Autumn Statement: retail experts welcome proposed "structural review" of business rates system

The UK government will carry out a review of the future structure of business rates with a report to be published before the 2016 Budget, the chancellor of the exchequer has announced. 03 Dec 2014

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No leave to appeal Game rent on insolvency decision means certainty for landlords, says expert

The UK Supreme Court will not allow retailer Game to appeal a recent decision allowing landlords to recover rent from administrators that continued to operate the business as a going concern while a buyer was found. 05 Nov 2014

Institutional investors, housing developers face "negative impact" of Scottish SDLT replacement, says expert

The first rates set for the Scottish's government's new tax on the sale or lease of property result in institutional commercial property investors being "significant losers", while buyers of averagely-priced homes in Scotland will benefit, an expert has said.... 10 Oct 2014

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