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Scottish Property Law

Continuing our series on legal concepts aimed at those working in tax Rachel Oliphant an associate in the knowledge management team at McGrigors explains the basics of Scottish Property Law
Scottish property law has changed dramatically in the last year with the implementation of a wide-ranging programme of law reform introduced by the Scottish parliament which has swept away the feudal system and provided a statutory framework for title conditions access to land rights to buy community and crofting land amongst other things.
Land tenure
On 28 November 2004 the feudal system of land tenure in Scotland was abolished approximately 900 years after it was introduced. Scotland now has a system...

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