The Scottish Government has issued a consultation on guidance for local authorities on how to fulfil the requirements of Part 8 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 in relation to common good property.

The Scottish Government has issued a consultation to seek the views of key stakeholders on the draft guidance about engaging communities in decisions relating to land which may affect communities.

The Scottish Government has issued a consultation to update stakeholders on the current status of the Scottish Energy Performance Certificate Register (SEPCR), to advise on pending action to amend the statutory fees payable on lodgement of energy performance data and to seek views on the manner in which the register is funded.

 

The UK Government Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has issued a consultation to seek views on a beneficial ownership register to increase the transparency of overseas investment in property and public contracts.

The Scottish Parliament Local Government and Communities Committee has launched a call for written evidence as part of its scrutiny of common good property and funds.

The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 creates the new private residential tenancy which will replace current assured and short assured tenancies. The Scottish Government is consulting on the secondary legislation and further policy to support the new tenancy.

he Scottish Government is consulting on proposals for regulations to require the disclosure of persons with controlling interests in landowners and tenants in a register to be held by the Registers of Scotland.

The Scottish Government is seeking views from the industry and other stakeholders on a detailed Rental Income Guarantee Scheme proposal as part of developing its overarching strategy for supporting the growth in the new build for rental market.

Registers of Scotland are consulting on keeper induced registration.

The first Land Use Strategy was published in March 2011 and it initiated a step change towards a more integrated and strategic approach to land use. The Scottish Government is seeking views on the second Land Use Strategy 2016-2021 which is also subject to Stategic Environmental Assessment (SEA).