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What is Legionnaires’ Disease?

What is Legionella? Legionella is a bacteria which can cause a disease called Legionnaires Disease. It is caused by the inhalation of small droplets of water suspended in the air from contaminated sources containing the bacteria. Where is Legionella found? Legionella bacteria can be found in all hot and cold-water […]

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Scottish Private Rented Sector Energy Efficiency Regulations: Covid-19 update

On 11th of March, the Scottish Parliament approved the energy efficiency regulations for the private rented sector (PRS) which were due to come into force on 1st April 2020, which would prohibit the letting of properties with new tenancies that fall below the minimum EPC standards from 1st October 2020.  However, on […]

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A Virtual Revolution

The events of 2020 have forced us to become accustomed to doing things virtually. Social gatherings and business meetings have become virtual and working from home has become the new norm. Certain industries have been heavily impacted by these changes, some for the worst and some for the better. For […]

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Scotland’s Green Recovery

In September, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon introduced the ‘Protecting Scotland, Renewing Scotland’ programme which outlined the commitments from the Scottish Government and its green recovery action plan for the years ahead.  Despite the ongoing challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, the Scottish Government is still committed to achieving its goal […]

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Minimum Standards for Energy Efficiency in the Scottish Private Rented Sector

The Minimum Standards for Energy Efficiency (MEES) were introduced under Section 55 of the Energy Act 2011. The standards require landlords in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) to ensure properties achieve an EPC rating ‘E’ from the 1st of April 2020 upon a change of tenancy and then an EPC rating […]

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