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Further extension on notice periods in Scotland

Friday 25 September 2020

The Scottish Government has now passed the Coronavirus (Scotland) Acts (Amendment of Expiry Dates) Regulations 2020 which extends the changes to the notice periods for a further six months to 31 March 2021.

What does this mean?

With the emergency period extended, all the grounds for possession in Private Residential Tenancies, Assured Tenancies or Short Assured Tenancies, as well as a section 33 notice, remain discretionary and the changes to the notice periods also continue.

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As there seems to be no signs of the Coronavirus abating, it is not a surprise the Scottish Government has extended these protective measures to help ensure people do not lose their homes during these times, whilst also affording landlords with an opportunity for possession of their property should they require it.

Daryl McIntosh

Daryl McIntosh
Strategic Development Manager for Scotland

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