Scottish Landlords Fined for Tenants' Partying

landlord law
landlord law

Landlords in Edinburgh, Scotland can now be hit with fines if they pull an "ASBO" violation by allowing wild "stag and hen" parties to get out of hand, reports the U.K.-based site Residental Landlord.

Wait. What? Let's translate.

"ASBO" is shorthand for the anti-social behavior ordinance put in place by Scots. The ordinance covers bad behavior ranging from theft to graffiti to pushing old ladies. Some of the worst offenders? Late-night parties, mostly of young, single men and women (aka, "stags and hens") and the checked-out landlords who turn a blind eye.