(467) BOOST FOR SURVIVING SPOUSE’S PRIOR RIGHTS
On 12 May 2005 the Justice Minister announced that the maximum value of a surviving spouse’s prior right to the dwelling house owned by an intestate deceased and in which the survivor was ordinarily resident at the date of the death would rise from £130,000 to £300,000, reflecting the general rise in the value of property. The move followed lobbying from the Law Society of Scotland, and the change takes effect from 1 June. Scots Law News seems to remember from student days in the 1970s when the figure was £30,000. O tempora! O mores!