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Landlocked: the continuing separate treatment of moveable and immoveable property by the law of succession in Scotland

In this blog post, Malcolm Combe (a senior lecturer in the School) and Malcolm Rudd (a graduate of the University of Aberdeen and recent research assistant, supported by the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland) discuss the non-reform of the law of inheritance as it applies to land in…

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Choose your friends wisely, choose your co-tenants very carefully: joint tenants and the private residential tenancy

The Scottish Government guidance note Private Residential Tenancies: Information for Tenants (published 26 April 2017 ) correctly summarises the state of the law in relation to Private Residential Tenancies (PRTs) under the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 when it states

 “To end a joint tenancy, all the joint tenants…

Published by School of Law, University of Aberdeen

Winds of change? Crofting, community and renewable energy development in the Hebrides

Crofting is a quirky type of landholding that exists in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Born out of 19th century land politics and indeed land agitation, the crofting system is now regulated by statute, namely the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993 and some later amending legislation. The system is regulated…

Published by School of Law, University of Aberdeen

Seeking clarity on the abandonment of landownership

The abandonment of landownership is a subject that has been of little legal and academic concern in most jurisdictions. Besides the seminal articles of Eduardo Peñalver and Lior Strahilevitz there has been relatively little written on the subject. This appears to stem largely from the confusion that arises regarding the…

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Community land initiative launched in Aberdeen: The Scottish University Land Unit

 

An initiative that aims to deploy law student volunteers in the provision of practical support to Scottish communities looking to gain access to land has been launched.

The Scottish University Land Unit (SULU) involves the Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS) and its Community Ownership Support Service (COSS) partnering with…

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