Material questions raised over RAAC

Writing about the issues with RAAC currently facing public and commercial property, Head of Real Estate, Katie Corrigan says that commercial property transactions are now likely to include extra checks on construction methods.

Lettings regulation short of a solution

Katie Corrigan, Vialex senior legal director and Head of Real Estate, looks at concerns surrounding the proposed implementation of short-term let regulations within Edinburgh, and their potential effect on the tourism sector and wider business.

Commercial leases in Scotland and automatic continuation

Changes may be coming to aspects of commercial lease law in Scotland.
Vialex Senior Legal Adviser Eloise Robb looks at proposals to replace the common law principle of tacit relocation with a modern statutory code of automatic continuation, and why this could be welcome news for commercial property landlords and tenants alike.

Transparency rule puts owners to the test

Failure to comply with new legislation on property and land ownership which is now required as part of The Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 can prove costly. Vialex legal adviser Scott Paterson looks at some of the basic principles or tests which everyone should know.

Register of Overseas Entities (ROE) goes live

The Register of Overseas Entities which went live on 1 August 2022, is part of the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 implemented in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It represents a significant additional step as part of wider efforts to increase corporate transparency in the UK, to tackle the opaque nature of foreign ownership, and support efforts to tackle money laundering in the UK property market.

Hospitality still needs a helping hand

In an article for Daily Business magazine, Katie Corrigan, Vialex senior legal director and head of real estate, says that controlling inflation by curbing spending must not cause further damage to the hard-pressed hospitality sector

Vialex adds to real estate team

Growing levels of commercial property work leads to the hiring of a Senior Legal Adviser and a Legal Executive into the real estate team.