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

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Adjournment of a hearing on an application by a party

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26.—(1) Where a party requests an adjournment of a hearing, the party must—

(a)if practicable, notify all other parties of the application for adjournment;

(b)show good reason why an adjournment is necessary; and

(c)produce evidence of any fact or matter relied upon in support of the application for adjournment.

(2) The First-tier Tribunal must not adjourn a hearing at the request of a party unless it is satisfied that it cannot otherwise deal with the proceedings justly.

(3) The First-tier Tribunal must not adjourn a hearing on the application of a party in order to allow the party more time to produce evidence, unless satisfied that—

(a)the evidence relates to a matter in dispute;

(b)it would be unjust to decide the case without permitting the party a further opportunity to produce the evidence; and

(c)where the party has failed to comply with directions for the production of the evidence, the party has provided a satisfactory explanation.

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