The Scottish Standard Clauses are designed to represent a Scotland-wide approach to standard clauses for use in residential conveyancing transactions.
Edition 1 came into effect on 5 January 2015 and was replaced by Edition 2 which came into effect on 3 May 2016. Edition 2 was subsequently replaced by Edition 3 which came into effect from 1 November 2018.
Edition 4 will come into effect from 1 March 2021.
Scottish Standard Clauses (Edition 4) Checklist - The Scottish Standard Clauses Group have produced a suggested style checklist for firms to adapt and use as they see fit. This is to assist and enhance risk management in evidencing client instructions.
In light of the restrictions associated with the pandemic, an additional clause relating to Suspension of Contractual Obligations has been drafted for use by members as appropriate.
Regional Standard Missives
Please find below links to previous Standard Missives and associated guidance.
Deed of Declaration (2007 Edition)
Dumfries and Galloway:
Standard Clauses (2011 Edition)
Edinburgh and Glasgow (combined):
Combined Standard Clauses (2013 Edition)
Standard Clauses (2012 Edition)
Standard Clauses (2007 Edition)
Standard Clauses (2009 Edition)