(1)An appeal against the decision of a sheriff making or refusing to make an order under section 71(1) shall be made to the sheriff principal and shall be made within the period of 21 days beginning with the day on which the decision appealed against was made.
(2)Subsection (3) applies where a person appeals against the decision of a sheriff making an order under section 71(1)(a).
(3)The person shall (in addition to complying with any other requirements as to notification imposed by virtue of any enactment) give notice to the person who has the use of the house to which the order relates (the “tenant”) of such matters as may be prescribed by the Scottish Ministers by regulations.
(4)Regulations under subsection (3) may include provision for or in connection with—
(a)the form of the notice;
(b)the manner and timing of service of the notice.
(5)If a person fails to comply with subsection (3), the sheriff principal shall not require the tenant to pay any sums that, but for the making of the order, would have been due by the tenant.
(6)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations make provision for or in connection with specifying other circumstances in which the [F1Sheriff Appeal Court] shall not require a tenant to pay any sums that, but for the making of the order, would have been due by the tenant.
(7)Regulations under subsection (6) may in particular include provision—
(b)imposing obligations on landlords.
(8)The decision of the sheriff principal on an appeal under this section shall be final.