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Welcome to The Property Standardisation Group

Latest Updates

December 2015: The PSG has collaborated with the Law Society of Scotland to produce a suite of standardised documents specifically tailored to residential transactions- please see the new Residential page for more details.

Who We Are

The PSG was formed in 2001 to produce agreed forms of documents and procedures for Scottish commercial property transactions.

The PSG was formed by four law firms, Dundas & Wilson (now known as CMS Cameron McKenna), Maclay Murray & Spens, McGrigors (now known as Pinsent Masons) and Shepherd and Wedderburn because we were concerned that too much time was being spent negotiating forms of documentation and trying to agree procedures which were not contentious but each firm had its own way of doing things to achieve the same end.

The PSG see the benefits of standardising documents and procedures as:

The PSG has been assisted by other firms carrying out commercial property work in reviewing the documents produced. The PSG are grateful for the input received from Anderson Strathern, ACH-Shoosmiths, DWF Biggart Baillie, Burness Paull, DLA, HBJ Gateley, McClure Naismith, Morton Fraser, Murray Donald Drummond Cook, Thorntons, Ennova Law and Wright Johnston & Mackenzie. The clear aim is however to agree forms of documentation and procedure which can be used by all firms engaged in commercial property work, not merely restricted to the firms involved in the PSG to date.

What we do

In the various sections of this website you will find details of standardised documents which the PSG has produced already. PSG documentation is branded and accompanying guidance notes may be freely used in accordance with our standard Terms and Conditions (see below). We regularly liaise with the Law Society of Scotland, the Scottish Property Federation and other property bodies with a view to sharing views and information about our activities. Production of new documents and material changes to existing documents are highlighted in the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland. The PSG will be delighted to hear from other firms who are interested in its aims.

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If you experience any difficulty in navigating this website or accessing documents, please contact a member of the PSG for assistance.