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Sarah Stewart: Heat Networks Bill - will housebuilders warm up to it?

Sarah Stewart from Burness Paull considers the Scottish Government's Heat Networks Bill and its impact on the housing and heating industries.

Published 4 September 2020

Scotland’s councils could play a wider role in the housing market, says Scottish Futures Trust

The housing team at the Scottish Futures Trust has written a report highlighting the wider role Scotland's councils could play in the housing market, building and selling homes or making them available for market rent.

Published 12 August 2020

Homes for Scotland announces new Annual Lunch partnership with Burness Paull

Homes for Scotland (HFS) has announced a new three-year deal with commercial law firm Burness Paull LLP for sponsorship of its flagship Annual Lunch.

Published 5 November 2019

Lynda Ross: The demolished development and the silent clock

A dispute about a demolished housing development in Midlothian has shown how a claim against consultants can be time barred before it is even known that there is a claim to be pursued. Is it time to change the law? The Scottish Government already has. It has passed the Prescription (Scotland) Act 2018 and the date for it coming into force is awaited.

Published 28 March 2019

Blog: Plot thickens on returning abandoned land to use

Kirsty Glennan, senior solicitor at Burness Paull, writes on impending changes to Scottish land law.

Published 26 June 2018

Blog: Lead consultants - liable for what?

Kathleen McAnea outlines why developers should review a recent case when procuring works and considering the extent of their design consultant’s liability.

Published 24 May 2018

Blog: Please don’t stop the music!

Lynsey Reid outlines the “agent of change” principle in planning policy.

Published 26 March 2018

Blog: A new regulatory approach to Scottish district heating

What price will we pay for cheaper heat? James Forbes from Burness Paull looks at district heating schemes, fuel poverty and regulation.

Published 6 June 2017

Blog: Major changes to the private rented sector

James Jack, Associate at law firm Burness Paull has produced a detailed briefing note on the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016.

Published 17 June 2016