Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, tenants under a commercial lease could be evicted for non-payment of rent on as little as 14 days’ notice using irritancy provisions. In an effort to assist commercial tenants, the Scottish Government extended that notice period from 14 days to 14 weeks. The extension was due to stay in place until 30 September 2020.
The Scottish Parliament has now passed regulations extending the 14 week notice period until 31 March 2021. While this news will no doubt be welcomed by commercial tenants, their landlords may well be finding it difficult to manage if their rental income is affected.
How can we help?
It is a difficult time for many commercial tenants and landlords at the moment. Please do get in touch with our team if you are looking for advice in relation to your particular circumstances.