Last week, alongside an announcement on the opening of applications for the Scottish Government's business support scheme, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also announced that further rules around the wearing of face coverings in Scotland were to be introduced, in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus.
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Regulations are set to come into force on 18 November which will bring into force those sections of the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 which deal with planning obligations. This will involve amendments to s75 and s75A of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997, which govern the creation, modification and discharge of planning obligations.
Although the signing and lodging of many court and tribunal documents can now be done electronically, commissary documents (including applications for Confirmation and petitions for the appointment of Executors) are excluded.
Emergency legislation brought in to protect tenants during the coronavirus pandemic has introduced additional temporary steps that landlords must take before raising an action for repossession due to rent arrears.
An overview of the recent changes to the timescales required in issuing Notices of Proceedings for Scottish Secure Tenancies and Short Scottish Secure Tenancies in terms of the emergency Coronavirus legislation. It is anticipated that the provisions in relation to reducing the notice period for antisocial behaviour cases will be particularly welcomed by landlords.