Housing law in Scotland incorporates multiple fields of law and range from anti-social behaviour issues to property management. As a landlord, it is advised you speak to a lawyer to ensure your business is on track and is compliant the highly regulated areas of law covering tenancy. We also offer advice to tenants and homeowners on a range of matters. Speak to one of our team today to see how we can help you.
Housing in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee
Our experienced housing team can provide clear, pragmatic advice on all areas of housing law including:
- Local Authority Housing
- Leases: Assured and Short Assured Tenancies
- Multi-occupancy Licenses
- Anti-social Behaviour
- Neighbour Disputes
- Evictions/ Pre-Action Requirements
- Gas, Electrical and Fire Safety Regulations
- Energy Performance Certificates
- The Repairing Standard/Landlord Duty of Repair
- Tenancy Deposits
- Letting Advice
- Commercial property litigation
Legal Advice for Landlords
Under Scottish housing law, landlords have a range of legal obligations in relation to their properties and tenants – many are to protect the safety of the tenant. Failure to observe these laws can result in fines, being banned from operating as a landlord and even imprisonment. Before you let out your property, you have to be registered as a landlord, as well as each property you are letting. Our team can advise you on the various laws, and how you can ensure you remain compliant. Our specialist housing law team will be on hand to offer pragmatic and clear guidance in all areas of housing law.
Legal Advice for Tenants
We provide advice for tenants, from deposit disputes to advice on landlord maintenance issues. We can help clarify the rights and responsibilities of both landlord and tenant so that you are clear about where you stand as a tenant. Our team of team can help with any housing issue you may have, and will always offer clear and practical advice to our clients.
Legal Advice for Homeowners
We understand your home is important to you. If you own your home and are falling behind with mortgage repayments, speak to our team about your options. You may be entitled to Legal Aid to pay for your advice – for which we can assess your eligibility. Mortgage lenders are bound to carry out a number of pre-action requirements before initiating proceedings to repossess your home. They must also apply to the Sheriff Court for an order to remove you from the home, which will only be granted if the Sheriff is satisfied that it is reasonable to do so. Our team of housing team are experts in their field, and can offer you practical and proactive advice to help you save your home, so you can get back on track. Speak to one of our team today to see how we can help.
Find Housing Lawyers in Scotland Today
To speak to one of our team of expert housing team today. We serve clients in Scotland, Edinburgh and across the whole of Scotland. contact us now via our online contact form or give us a call on 0808 278 0545.
We operate in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, Paisley, East Kilbride, Livingston, Hamilton, Cumbernauld, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Ayr, Perth, Inverness, Kilmarnock, Coatbridge, Greenock, Glenrothes, Airdrie, Stirling and Falkirk.