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jta
18-01-2009, 21:28 PM
I know this is TaB, but this is a serious question. We are regularly getting questions with regard to LLs and Ts from Scotland. Would it be a good idea to ask the Editor to open a new Forum specifically for those questions and answers? I'm sure there are many LLs Agents and Tenants in Scotland who would like to contribute, we would all learn something from it too.

jeffrey
18-01-2009, 21:47 PM
I know this is TaB, but this is a serious question. We are regularly getting questions with regard to LLs and Ts from Scotland. Would it be a good idea to ask the Editor to open a new Forum specifically for those questions and answers? I'm sure there are many LLs Agents and Tenants in Scotland who would like to contribute, we would all learn something from it too.
A good idea, although it would probably be better if it dealt with all Scottish legal questions otherwise popping-up in the other forums
(but not about Mars Bars).

jta
18-01-2009, 22:20 PM
That's what I meant Jeffrey, anything pertaining to Scottish property law etc.

The Laws regarding Martian Drinking Establishments would need yet another forum.

mind the gap
20-01-2009, 16:14 PM
Well, I'm not just 'anybody else' (or even anybody else), however it seems to me that the forum needs to recruit a Scottish lawyer specialising in housing law, before that particular forum could go live. Does anyone know one who could be persuaded to contribute?

Holmes1981
23-01-2009, 11:07 AM
an oxymoron if ever I heard one!
We have robust, manly names like Craig, Hector, Torquil, Farquhar and Eric up here, none of your effete southern jessie stuff.

My name is Craig, I am scottish and I am a landlord.. Lets have that scottish forum asap..

Alas I am no legal eagle, but I have counted a few beans in my time !:eek:

Lawcruncher
23-01-2009, 11:29 AM
There seems to be a distinct lack of forums that deal with Scottish law. I have never been able to find one. This site has a section, but no one posts in it much: http://www.swarb.co.uk/phpbb/index.php

Snorkerz
25-11-2009, 11:55 AM
May I add a suggestion too?

The site received numerous posts from tenants/landlords with questions that relate to Scottish (& NI) housing law. To avoid confusion for the 88% of us who know only E&W law would it make sense to have a "Scottish Tenancies" forum - quite high up so it is obvious to casual browsers?

jta
25-11-2009, 18:21 PM
May I add a suggestion too?

The site received numerous posts from tenants/landlords with questions that relate to Scottish (& NI) housing law. To avoid confusion for the 88% of us who know only E&W law would it make sense to have a "Scottish Tenancies" forum - quite high up so it is obvious to casual browsers?

We have had this discussion before.

http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=16155&highlight=scottish

Nothing happened.

Snorkerz
25-11-2009, 22:57 PM
We have had this discussion before.

http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=16155&highlight=scottish

Nothing happened.

Shame - maybe it should?

mind the gap
25-11-2009, 23:11 PM
Shame - maybe it should?

Unless a Scots lawyer with time on his hands puts his head over the parapet, it probably won't, I'm afraid.

Moderator1
02-12-2009, 17:13 PM
Posts suggesting a new Forum on Scottish law have been moved or copied from other threads to here.

theartfullodger
05-12-2009, 06:04 AM
If there were a Scottish forum with links to related sites
http://www.scottishlandlords.com/

&

http://www.landlordaccreditationscotland.com/

&

https://www.landlordregistrationscotland.gov.uk

- legal firms, letting agents etc...

Perhaps someone might make even more money???

cocobean
07-02-2010, 16:21 PM
I know it's been asked before and I've read a few posts regarding requests for a Scotland section for the forum.

What do we need to do to make it happen ?

Snorkerz
07-02-2010, 16:41 PM
I know it's been asked before and I've read a few posts regarding requests for a Scotland section for the forum.

What do we need to do to make it happen ?Be prepared for your post to be merged by the moderators into all the other 'scotland forum' threads.

I believe the need is for a scottish law professional to agree to keep an eye on things - On the E&W side of things, I'm pretty sure it's Jeffrey, and maybe LawCruncher.

I am not sure I dare say it, but I tried to set up the groundwork for a scottish forum on another site but could not get anyone of a suitable level of expertise to commit to such a thing. Offers of free advertising etc obviously didn't sway our learned colleagues from their fee-earning activities!

jeffrey
08-02-2010, 10:36 AM
Cocobean: Snorkerz is right. See previous posts on this topic, on this thread and others.