Harper Macleod



Kelly Fraser: New model complaints handling procedure from the SPSO – what RSLs need to know

Kelly Fraser, senior associate at Harper MacLeod, highlight some of the key amendments to the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman's model complaints handling procedures that registered social landlords (RSLs) should be aware of.

Published 4 June 2020

Kelly Fraser: Coronavirus, social landlords and General Meetings – proposed legislation for companies, registered societies and SCIOs

Harper Macleod’s senior associate Kelly Fraser highlights some of the key proposed provisions in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill ahead of its next reading in June.

Published 26 May 2020

Kelly Fraser: Coronavirus and general meetings – what do RSLs need to know?

Kelly Fraser offers advice for Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) who may be wondering how to deal with governance issues, including the requirements to convene meetings, during the current coronavirus pandemic.

Published 9 April 2020

Kelly Fraser: Coronavirus – extension of FOI deadlines for public authorities

Kelly Fraser outlines changes to the way public bodies respond to freedom of information requests as part of the emergency COVID-19 law.

Published 8 April 2020

Collette Miller: How can social landlords sign up new tenants during the current COVID-19 pandemic, and should they?

Harper Macleod partner Collette Miller offers some practical guidance for social landlords looking to sign up new tenants during the current pandemic.

Published 3 April 2020

Kevin Sturgeon: Business continuity plans & coronavirus – what RSLs need to consider

Harper Macleod solicitor Kevin Sturgeon provides an update for RSLs on the latest requirements from the Scottish Housing Regulator.

Published 27 March 2020

Kelly Fraser: Coronavirus and general meetings – what do RSLs need to know?

Kelly Fraser provides advice for Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) wondering how to deal with governance issues, including the requirements to convene meetings, during the current coronavirus pandemic.

Published 26 March 2020

Kelly Fraser: What RSLs need to know about coronavirus and data protection

All organisations across the world are facing challenges as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and Kelly Fraser says many Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) will be concerned about what this means for their day-to-day operations.

Published 25 March 2020

Harper Macleod briefs solicitors on operation of new First Home Fund

Following on from the launch of the new First Home Fund, Harper Macleod held a special briefing for solicitors who regularly act for shared-equity scheme purchasers.

Published 4 March 2020

Harper Macleod named adviser for all shared equity home-buying schemes

The Scottish Government has appointed Harper Macleod to help administer all of its shared equity home-buying schemes – including the newly announced First Home Fund.

Published 10 January 2020

Alastair Johnston: Less haste, more speed! Why you can't evict a private tenant in Scotland on grounds which haven't yet occurred

Alastair Johnston, a senior solicitor at Harper Macleod, reviews an Upper Tribunal appeal case and highlights the lessons it provides regarding tenant evictions.

Published 18 November 2019

Rachel Bell: As safe as houses? Top tips for social landlords amid the rising threat of cyber-attacks

Rachel Bell, a solicitor from Harper Macleod, provides social landlords with tips on how to handle the rising threat of cyber-attacks.

Published 14 November 2019

Jennifer Jack: Knocking on the door of the empty homes conundrum at COSLA conference

Harper Macleod’s Jennifer Jack discusses the COSLA conference taking place in St Andrews this week and the powers local authorities have to get empty homes back into use.

Published 10 October 2019

Social housing sector must 'think radically' to be ready for a new age, conference told

Leading figures in the Scottish social housing sector gathered in Dunblane last week for the 18th National Housing Conference, organised by law firm Harper Macleod.

Published 13 September 2019

Harper Macleod hails strength of Scotland’s housing associations as it nears £500m deals milestone

Harper Macleod has unveiled it is approaching a landmark £500 million in Scottish housing association funding deals after the law firm announced a series of new investments.

Published 4 March 2019