The Scottish Government launched a consultation to outline proposals aimed at tackling the issue of improving energy efficiency and reducing the demand for heat in owner occupied homes, which will play an important part in helping to reduce both greenhouse gas emissions and fuel poverty.

The consultation asked for views on the detail of setting the energy efficient standard for owner occupied homes in Scotland. This includes what the standard should be, when it should be introduced and how compliance with the standard could be checked and enforced. 

The Property Law Committee and Property & Land Law Reform Sub-committee provided written evidence to the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee’s on the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (Register of Persons Holding a Controlled Interest in Land) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (the Regulations).

Our Property Law Committee submitted written evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Local Government and Communities Committee in advance of their meeting on 26 February 2020.

Our Property Law Committee welcomes the opportunity to consider and respond to the Scottish Government consultation: The Public Services Reform (Registers of Scotland) Order 2020. 

The Scottish Law Commission has issued a discussion paper which considers pre-default matters such as the creation and transfer of heritable securities and the obligations which they can secure.

The UK Government has issued a consultation on the Redress for purchasers of new build homes and the New Homes Ombudsman.

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 Law Commission (SLC) has issued a consultation on its draft Title Conditions (Scotland) Bill. If enacted, the draft Bill would amend the Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 to give effect to the recommendations in the SLC's forthcoming Report on Section 53 of that Act.

The Scottish Government has issued a consultation on the proposals in the draft regulations and on the proposed implementation of the new Register of Persons Holding a Controlled Interest in Land.

The Scottish Law Commission (SLC) has issued a discussion paper considering issues relating to the termination of leases.

The Scottish Law Commission (SLC) has issued a discussion paper on Section 53 of the Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003.

The Scottish Parliament's Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee has issued a call for evidence on the proposed Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (Register of Persons Holding a Controlled Interest in Land) (Scotland) Regulations 2021.

The UK Government has issued a consultation on improving redress in the housing sector, including exploring the option of a single housing ombudsman.

Registers of Scotland is developing a variety of new digital services and is consultating on the detailed proposals for the introduction of these new services and the necessary changes to the Land Register Rules that would be required to facilitate them. The consultation also sets out further proposals for simplifying and streamlining the land registration application form to make it easier to use.