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    Scope of this Forum

    This Forum is strictly for questions on Scottish Legal and Rental matters, for Residential or Commercial tenancies.

    As our legal knowledge is largely confined to England & Wales, we are actively seeking contributions from those members with Scottish property law expertise, ideally solicitors. Suitable contributors can apply for Topic Expert status giving link-back advertise rights.

    The Forum is not available for members to advertise their services or tout for business. Members must remove advertising links from their posts' signature lines or other footers.

    All offending threads will be deleted without notice. Anyone wishing to advertise on LandlordZONE should send a private message to Editor or an e-mail to
    Last edited by LandlordZONE; 21-10-2010, 17:05 PM.

    All existing threads relevant to Scottish law have been moved into this new Forum.
    If members note any others (except in 'TAX LAW' [same throughout UK] and in 'TAKE A BREAK'), please report them and they too will be moved here.


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      My flat is in a block of 8, with 7 owners paying their share of factor's bills. The 8th hasn't paid in years so the factor went to court and got a lein against him. Means that when he sells up, they get their money. Last month (we get monthly bills), the factor shared the bill between 7 owners ie, we...
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    • Reply to Factors
      When you wrote to them raising the matter what did you get in reply?

      Contact the First Tier Tribunal, start with their website
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    • End of 6 monthly Winter Lets?
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      The new PRT does not have an end date.

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    • Leaving tenant

      Hoping somebody can help me with this (I'm the landlord in this scenario):

      Tenant A and Tenant B both signed the same SAT agreement, in 2016, to lease a property. This tenancy agreement has never been ended by either the tenants or myself, so has been continuing on...
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    • Reply to Leaving tenant
      Thanks for the reply.

      Yeah, as I was writing that post it was making more and more sense to me to leave things just as they are.

      Cheers again for the reply.
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    • Reply to Leaving tenant
      In theory BOTH A & B would need to give you written authority to end tenancy.

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      I'd do nothing. Currently you have two people...
      10-07-2018, 14:46 PM
    • Illegal/fraudalent subletting situation
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    • Reply to Illegal/fraudalent subletting situation
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