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.

Buying and Selling a Home in Scotland

http://www.consumerfocus.org.uk/assets/3/files/2009/11/MovingHome.pdf

Dating from 2009, this layman's guide from Consumer Focus Scotland is nonetheless a very useful guide to the nuts and bolts of this stressful process.

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 “eServices”, information about trends on property prices, news and detailed information for professionals and the public on a range of registration issues.

Private Rented Housing Panel

www.prhpscotland.gov.uk

The site for the “repairs tribunal”, it includes useful guidance for tenants, landlords and local authorities as well as searchable access to full decisions of the panel itself.

PropertyLawUK

www.propertylawuk.net

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