Coronavirus (COVID-19)—property in Scotland

The following Property practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—property in Scotland
  • Commercial leases
  • CA 2020 and C(S)A 2020
  • Code of Practice for commercial property relationships during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Keep open provisions in leases and rent
  • CIGA 2020
  • Residential tenancies
  • Tenant Hardship Loan Fund and the Private Rent Sector Landlord (non-business) COVID-19 Loan Scheme
  • Missives—longstop dates
  • Enforcing standard security
  • More...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)—property in Scotland

This Practice Note introduces the key implications that property practitioners in Scotland should consider in relation to the coronavirus pandemic, including the protections to assist tenants during this period introduced by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020) and Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 (C(S)A 2020), the compulsory closure of premises and the impact on commercial leases and residential premises. It also covers the impact of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA 2020).

The situation is rapidly evolving and this Practice Note is intended as a quick reference guide. It also directs users to helpful content and further News Analysis and practical guidance, including:

  1. Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Scotland tracker—Property and Property disputes for an archive of news on Scotland and Scots law developments as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19)

  2. Coronavirus (COVID-19) implications for dispute resolution in Scotland for guidance on how the Scottish civil courts are responding to and operating during the coronavirus pandemic, outlining how the courts are to be used during this time, how they are to be contacted, what types of civil cases will be heard, how remote hearings are conducted, and how parties and practitioners should file documents with each court. It also provides practitioners with key links to help them stay up to date with court business during this period

Commercial leases

CA 2020 and C(S)A 2020

C(S)A 2020, s 8

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