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The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber (Procedure) Regulations 2016

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1.—(1) In these Rules—

“the 2014 Act” means the Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014;

“chairing member” means the chairing member of the First-tier Tribunal, who

(a)

where the First-tier Tribunal is composed of a legal member alone or a legal member with one or two ordinary members, is the legal member; and

(b)

where the First-tier Tribunal is composed of an ordinary member alone, is the ordinary member;

Chamber President” means the Chamber President of the First-tier Tribunal;

“electronic communication” has the meaning given to it by section 15(1) of the Electronic Communications Act 2000(1) (general interpretation) and “electronic signature” has the same meaning as in section 7 of that Act(2);

“First-tier Tribunal” means the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber;

“lay representative” means a representative of a party who is not a legal representative;

“party” includes, unless the context requires otherwise, the homeowner, the property factor, the tenant, the landlord, the third party applicant or any other person sisted to be a party to the proceedings;

“representative” means a lay representative or a legal representative of a party; and

“writing” includes an electronic communication which has been recorded and is consequently capable of being reproduced; and cognate expressions are to be construed accordingly.

(2) Where terms are used in these Rules which are defined terms in the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 or the Property Factors (Scotland) Act 2011(3), the definitions in those Acts in respect of those terms apply to these Rules.

(2)

Section 7 was amended by S.I. 2016/696.

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