Legal firm/costs for accommodation during Bute House repairs: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/18/01502
Date received: 18 May 2018
Date responded: 22 June 2018

Information requested

Regarding the First Minister's alternative accommodation during the works/repairs to Bute House:

1. Please give details of the legal firm used for the rental, and a breakdown of the legal fees for rental amounting to £3,873.

2. Please give details of the company employed to carry out the property search and valuation costs, amounting to £4,338, giving a breakdown of what this involved and the costs associated for each part.


1. The legal fees were paid to Morton Fraser LLP, total fees for professional services were £3,873.60.

2. The Property Search was carried out by Rettie & Co at a cost of £2,160. The valuation service was provided by Valuation Office Agency at a cost of £2,178.34.

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