Version 2.0 of The Code of Conduct for Property Factors (the Revised Code), was laid before the Scottish Parliament last month. Subject to Parliamentary approval, the Revised Code will come into force on 16 August 2021 replacing the current Code which has been in force since October 2012.
Regulation 2 of the current 2020 Scottish Regulations, which provides protection from eviction in certain circumstances in residential tenancies, has been extended beyond the 22 January 2021 deadline to March 2021. These Regulations prohibit the enforcement of any charge or decree for removal from a residential dwelling house.
Property lawyer Mark Colquhoun highlights key questions which should be considered by landlords and tenants when negotiating COVID-19 rent abatements. First published in BTOveriew on 21st October 2020.