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The Private Rented Housing Panel (Landlord Applications) (Scotland) Regulations 2015

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2.—(1) In these Regulations—

the Act” means the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006;

“application” means an application under section 28A of the Act;

“the landlord’s right of entry” means the landlord’s right of entry to the house concerned under section 181(4) of the Act;

“the panel” means the private rented housing panel; and

“the panel member” has the meaning given by section 28A(2) of the Act(1).

(2) In these Regulations where any formal communication requires to be served upon a party it is deemed to have been served on that party if it is served on a person who is acting as the representative of that party.

(3) An officer of the panel appointed in accordance with Schedule 4 to the Rent (Scotland) Act 1984(2) may send a formal communication on behalf of the panel or the panel member.

(4) Any requirement in these Regulations for a document to be signed by a person is satisfied, in the case of a document which is transmitted by electronic communication, by electronic signature of the person who is required to sign the document.

(5) For the purposes of paragraph (4)—

“electronic communication” has the meaning given to it by section 15 of the Electronic Communications Act 2000 (general interpretation)(3); and

“electronic signature” has the same meaning as in section 7 of that Act.

(1)

Section 28A is inserted by section 35(4) of the 2011 Act.

(3)

2000 c.7. Section 15(1) was amended by section 406(1) of, and paragraph 158 of Schedule 17 to, the Communications Act 2003 (c.21).

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