The following Property Disputes practice note produced in partnership with Alistair Drummond of DLA Piper provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
Coronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation, guidance and changes to practice and procedure have been introduced, which affect the following:
proceedings against commercial tenants from termination on the grounds of non-payment of rent, see: Commercial leases and CIGA 2020
insolvency legislation of both a permanent and temporary nature including the presentation of winding up petitions, service of statutory demands and making of winding up orders, safeguarding commercial tenants against aggressive rent collection tactics, see: CIGA 2020
service of various notices in relation to private residential tenancies, and assured and short assured tenancies, see: Residential tenancies
enforcing standard security and repossession proceedings against borrowers, see: Enforcing standard security
practice and procedure in the First Tier Tribunal for Scotland (housing and property chamber) procedure, see: First Tier Tribunal for Scotland (housing and property chamber) procedure
suspension of the Registers of Scotland application record and the launch of the Digital Submission Service, see: Registers of Scotland
For further information and guidance, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19)—property in Scotland and for an archive of news on Scotland and Scots law developments, see: Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Scotland tracker—Property and Property disputes.
This Practice Note considers the first stage of enforcement of standard security over heritable property in Scotland up to and including service of notices under Part II of the Conveyancing
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