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Property Law in Scotland

On An A to Z of the Law of Scotland:


Large selection of Property law links covering all aspects of Property law. This section also includes Residential Conveyancing (Buying and Selling Houses), Real Estate law, Commercial Property, Property news bulletins and sources as well as information on Registers, Societies and Organisations in Scotland.

Intellectual Property Law

Patents, Designs, Trade Marks, Copyright links from an IT and traditional point of view.

Landlord and Tenant

Primarily aimed at the residential side of this area of law. Other aspects are covered in the Conveyancing section above. This area covers things like rent, leases, rights and so on. Also expect to find resources of use to people in finding a flat.

Planning Law

Planning Law in Scotland has a number of webpages online now, many of them provided by local councils, others by planning bodies or organisations.


Public Private Partnerships or Private Finance Initiatives are a relatively new addition to this site and one which seems to be expanding quite rapidly. The links are to organisations, information and news.


Wills, Executries and Probate links in Scotland and worldwide. There are also several guides to the law available as well.


Quite a sparce page of links. Please add more if you find them.


Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995 c.7

This Act is one of the most useful Acts in Scots Law and is frequently referred to by Solicitors in practice. The link above takes you to the HMSO website where the Act can be viewed in full.



Scottish Property Law has a vast array of archaic and latin expressions in use. The About Scots Law page of this site has links to a number of useful dictionaries which can tell you what these words mean.  There is also a glossary of Scottish land law terms.

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Property searches, coal authority searches, SPH reports, and more. This page contains resources which are aimed at helping the solicitor in everyday practice find the information they require quickly.


Tools for the lawyer in practice such as translation tools, maps, information resources and so on. Also conversion tools which allow you to convert currencies and more importantly, measurements.

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