Property law

The Property Standardisation Group

www.psglegal.co.uk

This group, comprising four of Scotland’s big legal firms, aims to standardise documentation commonly used in property transactions to save time and manage risk. To that end, this innovative site offers style letters of obligation, due diligence questionnaire, completion checklist and SDLT documentation. Plus, useful links to property related sites.

Registers of Scotland

www.ros.gov.uk

The Registers of Scotland is responsible for property registers and registers of other legal documents. Through the site, access may be had to various online services, information about trends on property prices, news and detailed information for professionals and the public on a range of registration issues.

Housing and Property Chamber

www.housingandpropertychamber.scot

The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber) performs the functions which used to be carried out by the Private Rented Housing Panel (“prhp”) and the Homeowner Housing Panel (“hohp”). The chambers deals with a variety of matters, including repairs, property factors duties, rent assessment and evictions. The website includes details of how to apply to the Tribunal, a news section, and a searchable decisions database.

PropertyLawUK

www.propertylawuk.net

Nicely designed site focusing on English property law, including tenancy issues: also has useful links to other English law resources.