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Scottish government proposes subsale LBTT relief for certain "significant" developments

Relief from land and buildings transaction tax (LBTT) would be available on subsales of the land for "significant" development which completes within five years of the subsale, according to proposals put forward for consultation by the Scottish government.... 03 Jul 2014

Revised Scottish planning policy will ensure "right developments in the right places", says planning minister

Onshore wind farms will "effectively be banned" from Scotland's national parks and National Scenic Areas (NSAs), while developers of shale gas and coal bed methane extraction projects will have to agree site-specific 'buffer zones' between their sites and... 24 Jun 2014

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English landlords will not need to re-comply with tenancy deposit requirements when tenancy 'rolls over'

English landlords that secured deposits from fixed-term tenants would not have to re-comply with the deposit protection rules if that tenancy later 'rolls over' to become a statutory periodic tenancy or if the landlord enters into a new tenancy with the same... 20 Jun 2014

"Balance" needed as Scottish parliament takes forward community land ownership proposals, says expert

Legislation which would extend the rights of community groups to buy land and make it easier for abandoned land to be taken into community ownership has been published by the Scottish government. 13 Jun 2014

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