The following Property Disputes practice note produced in partnership with Andrew Todd of Springfield Properties plc 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.
STOP PRESS: The Scottish Government has announced that the Scottish Land Court and Lands Tribunal for Scotland will become one legal body. This will create a ‘streamlined
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