Graham Simpson MSP has issued a proposal for a Bill to establish standard missives for the sale of new-build homes, including redress for purchasers in respect of defects in construction.

The Scottish Parliamentary Working Group has been meeting since March 2018 with the purpose of establishing solutions to aid, assist and compel owners of tenement properties to maintain their buildings. On 16th January 2019 the working group published interim recommendations to enhance the ability of tenement owners to work collectively encouraging and enabling effective maintenance and repair of their properties.

The Scottish Government has issued a consultation on the accepted Barclay recommendations which require primary legislation.

The Scottish Government has issued a consultation on proposals which are intended to strengthen the system of landlord registration in a proportionate way that will help to ensure that homes rented to private rented sector tenants are of good quality and are managed professionally.

The Scottish Government has issued a consultation on the revised code of conduct for property factors.

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The Scottish Government has issued a consultation to seek the views of key stakeholders on the draft guidance about engaging communities in decisions relating to land which may affect communities.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