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Long Leases (Scotland) Act 2012

Section 50: Claiming additional payment

206.To claim an additional payment for the loss of a right, the former landlord must serve a notice in the prescribed form on the former tenant within two years of the appointed day (subsections (2) and (4)). The amount claimed is calculated in accordance with section 52. The claim is against the immediate former tenant of the person making the claim except in the circumstances set out in subsection (3).

207.Under subsection (3), where the right lost by the former landlord of a superior lease is one specified in section 51(1)(e) to (g), the former landlord is directed to serve the notice claiming an additional payment on the former tenant of the qualifying lease rather than on the former tenant of the superior lease.

208.Subsection (4) sets out various requirements for the form and content of the notice. The notice must be accompanied by a copy of the explanatory note.

209.Under subsection (5), if the sum being claimed is £50 or more an instalment document has to be served along with the notice. This gives the tenant the option of paying by instalments in accordance with the scheme set out in section 57. If an instalment document is not served the notice has no effect.

210.Subsection (6) provides that the section is subject to section 56 the effect of which, in the case of a qualifying lease, is to restrict the maximum amount that can be claimed by way of additional payment to £500 unless a preliminary notice has been served.

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