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Evelyn Wallace Accredited by The Law Society of Scotland as a Family Mediator

Evelyn Wallace Accredited by The Law Society of Scotland as a Family Mediator

TC Young are delighted to announce that Evelyn Wallace, Associate, has recently attained accreditation with the Law Society of Scotland as a Family Law Mediator.

Family mediation accreditation from the Law Society of Scotland is only granted once a solicitor has undertaken and completed the required rigorous training and has been assessed by a Panel of mediation experts. This accreditation complements Evelyn’s achievement last year in becoming accredited in trauma informed practice.

Mediation is a voluntary process which aims to provide disputing parties the

Voluntary Registration in Scotland – What are the Benefits?

Voluntary Registration in Scotland – What are the Benefits?

There have been two registers operating for land in Scotland for some time. The older Sasine Register is a deed-based register which relies on descriptions contained in the title deeds themselves, often with no reference to a plan to identify the extent of any land, and property registered.

The Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979 introduced a new map-based Land Register in 1981 which plots the extent of any individual title on a digital cadastral map of Scotland. The cadastral map is itself based upon the

Data Protection Impact Assessments

Data Protection Impact Assessments

When does my organisation need a DPIA?

Registered Social Landlords (RSLs), as well as other organisations are subject to the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and Article 35(1) requires that a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) should be undertaken before beginning any type of processing which is 'likely to result in a high risk.' This means that you will have to consider, prior to conducting a DPIA, several factors which might have potential for a widespread or serious impact on the individuals whose personal

Neil Matheson Crowned Associate of The Year

Neil Matheson Crowned Associate of The Year

TC Young are delighted to Announce that Neil Matheson was awarded Associate of the Year at the inaugural Scottish Professional Awards on Friday evening.

These awards shine a spotlight on the Professional and Business Services (PBS) sector which covers a range of diverse knowledge-intensive industries which provide specialised support to businesses.

Senior Associate within TC Young’s Litigation Department, Neil heads up the Dispute Resolution team within the department. His role is varied and involves balancing supervision of younger solicitors, as well as managing his own

Dealing with Anti-Social Tenants

Dealing with Anti-Social Tenants

Social landlords will regularly be faced with anti-social behaviour (ASB) by tenants. This article outlines some options to tackle ASB, where internal policies have been exhausted and there has been no improvement in the tenant’s behaviour.  

Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBO)

An Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) is a preventative measure that can be taken to stop a tenant from behaving anti-socially.

You can raise a Summary Application for an ASBO against anyone over the age of 12. An ASBO is a Civil Order granted by

TC Young Announce 2 Promotions

TC Young Announce 2 Promotions

As part of our continued growth, TC Young is delighted to announce the promotion of 2 key staff members.

Eileen Barr has been promoted to the position of Senior Associate within the firms Glasgow Projects & Third Sector team.

Eileen joined the firm as a Trainee in 2016. Since qualifying in 2018, Eileen has established herself as an integral member of our Projects & Third Sector team, providing invaluable advice to the firms RSL & commercial clients.

Sarah Jamieson takes up the position of Senior

Progress of the Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill

Progress of the Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill

On 1st November 2023 the Scottish Government published its proposals to reform external wall cladding and improve fire safety in blocks of flats which measure or exceed 11 metres in height. The Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee invited views from the public through a Consultation. This recently closed and the Bill has progressed to Stage 2. A meeting is scheduled for 23rd April 2024 to discuss proposed amendments. The Scottish Government’s stated ambition post Grenfell is to bring forward legislation to “reduce

TC Young Achieve Prestigious Investors In People Gold Accreditation

TC Young Achieve Prestigious Investors In People Gold Accreditation

Award winning, multi service law firm, TC Young, is pleased to announce it has been awarded the prestigious We Invest in People Gold accreditation from Investors in People.

Founded in 1841, TC Young has a long and storied history in the Scottish legal sector. Today, from its Glasgow & Edinburgh bases, it represents clients across Scotland, specialising in Private Client, Residential Conveyancing, Dispute Resolution, Family Law and a renowned Registered Social Landlords practice.

TC Young has been committed to Investors In People accreditation since 1997.

Civil Protective Orders

Civil Protective Orders

Protective orders are often referred to as restraining orders. The current Civil protective orders are an Interdict and a Non Harassment Order.


Interdict
An Interdict is to prevent another person from doing something illegal towards you. This could be for example verbally abusing you, physically assaulting you or destroying or vandalising your property. A Power of Arrest can be attached to an Interdict. This means that if the person ignores the Interdict and acts illegally towards you then you can telephone the Police and the

Expiry of the Eviction Moratorium: What’s Next?

Expiry of the Eviction Moratorium: What’s Next?

At the end of this month, the eviction moratorium introduced by the Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act 2022 (the 2022 Act) will come to an end.  But what is the practical impact for private landlords?

Since its introduction in October 2022, the eviction moratorium has not "banned" evictions. Instead, it has operated to delay the enforcement of the majority of eviction orders for six months. Eviction on certain grounds (such as anti-social behaviour or significant rent arrears) have remained enforceable in the usual

Can I keep driving my car after rejecting it under the Consumer Rights Act 2015?

Can I keep driving my car after rejecting it under the Consumer Rights Act 2015?

Can I keep driving my car after rejecting it under the Consumer Rights Act 2015?

This was the issue facing the court in a recent in a recent case we were instructed to act on behalf of the successful appellant - Alan King v Black Horse Limited [2024] CSIH 3. Found here.

Mr King had claimed his car was faulty after purchase and intimated his rejection of the car because of these faults. After the rejection of the car, Mr King continued to

Charities (Regulation and Administration) (Scotland) Act 2023 - changes from 1 April 2024

Charities (Regulation and Administration) (Scotland) Act 2023 - changes from 1 April 2024

Are you a charity? Are you aware of the changes which are coming into force as of 1 April 2024?

As from 1 April 2024, various elements of the Charities (Regulation and Administration) (Scotland) Act 2023 will be coming into force and will include:

  • OSCRs increased inquiry powers;
  • OSCR being able to remove charities that fail to submit accounts and fail to communicate with OSCR; and
  • OSCR refusing a charitable application where there is no clear connection to Scotland.

 A brief summary of these

SHR Publishes New Regulatory Framework

SHR Publishes New Regulatory Framework

On 13 February the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) published its new Regulatory Framework which will apply from 1 April this year. The new Frameworks publication follows a consultation with key stakeholders undertaken by SHR.

Much of the existing Regulatory Framework has been retained. However, some key differences include:

  • Annual Assurance Statement: SHR has introduced a new provision allowing it to seek assurance on a specific issue in an RSL’s Annual Assurance Statement (AAS). They have confirmed that they will communicate any specific requirement to RSLs in

Companies House Reforms – Changes at Companies House from 4 March 2024

Companies House Reforms – Changes at Companies House from 4 March 2024

Since the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act became law in October 2023, changes and processes are currently being put in place at Companies House with the first tranche of changes intended to take place as from 4 March 2024.  It should be noted that this requires secondary legislation to bring it into force however companies should be aware and ready for any changes required.

This blog is one of a series which will highlight the forthcoming reforms that the new Act will bring into

Warden’s Accommodation and Deeds of Condition

Warden’s Accommodation and Deeds of Condition

We are experiencing an increase in enquiries relating to resident Wardens accommodation within sheltered housing developments owned by RSLs. With advances in technology in remote alarm systems and older persons generally becoming more independent, there is a trend of proprietors in sheltered housing developments opting to replace their live-in resident warden with a non-resident visiting manager.

This change results in an additional property becoming vacant within the development, this can result in additional benefits for both existing residents and the RSL proprietor as the property

Using Sequestration to recover factoring debts and fees for major works

Using Sequestration to recover factoring debts and fees for major works

Are you a property factor? Are you owed over £5,000 in factoring debt from an owner? If so, a petition for sequestration may be a way to recover these debts. Sequestration, otherwise known as bankruptcy, is a means for debt recovery, where the debt is £5,000 or more, and is commonly identified as the process where a debtor is deemed insolvent. Sequestration is often identified as the most drastic form of debt recovery that a creditor may wish to take against a debtor.

If an

Public Procurement Thresholds 2024/2025

Public Procurement Thresholds 2024/2025

The Scottish Ministers have recently revised the public procurement thresholds for Scotland to ensure they are in line with the World Trade Organisation's Government Procurement Agreement (GPA). The updated thresholds apply to procurement exercises which commence on or after 1st January 2024, and will remain applicable until 31st December 2025.

As with the last threshold revisions made for 2022 to 2023, where VAT may be payable under a contract, purchasers must ensure that an allowance for VAT is included within the estimated value

Appointment as an Attorney – now what?

Appointment as an Attorney – now what?

Anyone accepting the role of an Attorney is accepting a position of trust.  You have been appointed by the granter of the Power of Attorney (POA) to effectively step in their shoes and make decisions on their behalf when they can no longer do so themselves.  If called upon to take up the role as Attorney any action or decision you take must comply with the guiding principles of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000:

  1. Any action must benefit the granter of the POA;

The Trust and Succession (Scotland) Bill - what are the main aims?

The Trust and Succession (Scotland) Bill - what are the main aims?

Scotland’s trust law is over 100 years old and is to be updated to bring it in line with modern practices.

The Trust and Succession (Scotland) Bill is currently working its way through the Scottish Parliament. There are 3 stages towards turning a bill into an Act:

  1. Introduction – the bill is proposed and consultation takes place; Parliament then decides if the Bill is to be rejected or can proceed to stage 2.
  2. Amendments – where proposed amendments are debated and provided by MSPs with

FirstTier Tribunal - the Tribunal Process

FirstTier Tribunal - the Tribunal Process

The First Tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber) is the forum for disputes between landlords and tenants in the private rented sector. The Tribunal has the power to grant eviction and payment orders, enabling landlords to recover their properties and obtain payment of rent arrears or tenancy debts.

At TC Young Solicitors, we act solely for landlords and letting agents, providing guidance through this time consuming and complex process. We ensure from the outset that landlords have a clear outline of their options