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New Report Proposes Solution to Scotland's Derelict Property Problem

The Scottish Land Commission published a report in August which suggested that local authorities should be given the power to issue Compulsory Sales Orders (CSOs) to the owners of empty or dilapidated properties. These CSOs could be used to force owners to sell derelict properties at open auction.

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Scotland experiences sharp rise in financial crime

According to Police Scotland’s Management Information Report, Scotland experienced an increase in financial crimes and incidents of fraud of over a third, when comparing the first quarter (Q1) of 2018 to the Q1 of last year.

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Scottish Government Consultation on Family Law Closes This Month

In May 2018, the Scottish Government opened a consultation to review current practices in family law. Part 1 of the Children (Scotland) Act was written in 1995, and ministers now believe it is time to review and modernise it to effectively put children at the heart of the process.

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Government commits £47.5 million to new mid-market rent scheme

In June 2018, the Scottish Government announced that it would be expanding its efforts to introduce mid-market rent schemes across Scotland as part of its ‘More Homes Scotland’ approach. This is a set of new policies and procedures which are designed to ensure that everyone in Scotland has an affordable, good-quality home. As part of this endeavour, the Government has given a loan of £47.5 million to a regeneration group called Places for People (PfP), which will use this money to build new mid-market rent homes across the country.

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New Report Makes Recommendations for Disability and Criminal Law

A recent report published by the Criminal Justice Disability Project has made a number of exciting recommendations which could change practices in criminal law concerning those with disabilities.

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Debt and Financial Worries Can Strain Relationships

A new study from the US has found debt levels are taking an emotional toll on relationships, with more than half of the couples questioned saying they brought debt into their relationships. 

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Second Steppers in Scotland Need Less Support from the Bank of Mum and Dad

New research by Bank of Scotland has found that Scottish homeowners looking to sell their first property and buy their second property are less reliant on the Bank of Mum and Dad than those in the rest of the UK. 

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Survey Finds Signs of Life in the Housing Market

The latest Residential Market Survey from RICS has revealed a few signs of life as houses start to come back onto the market, but overall activity has apparently remained relatively flat. 

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Urgent Need for New Foster Families

New released figures have highlighted the urgent requirement for more foster families across the UK, and in particular for families willing to offer homes to teenagers and sibling groups. 

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House Prices Almost Treble Since Scotland’s Last World Cup Appearance

New research from Bank of Scotland has revealed that the average house price since Scotland last took part in the World Cup has risen by 175%, with prices rising by over £100,000 (£111,153) since 1998. 

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