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Long Leases (Scotland) Act 2012

Section 54: Additional payment: amount mutually agreed

226.Following service of an additional payment notice under section 50, the former landlord and former tenant may agree that a different amount be paid. This section regulates the procedure to be followed.

227.Subsection (2) requires the former landlord to serve a further notice in the prescribed form on the former tenant specifying the agreed amount and requesting payment. The notice must be served within 5 years of the appointed day to be valid. If a notice is not served, the obligation to pay does not arise and the landlord loses the right to collect the payment.

228.Subsection (3) sets out requirements for the form and content of the notice. The notice must be accompanied by a copy of the explanatory note (to be prescribed by the Scottish Ministers in regulations).

229.If the agreed sum is £50 or more, subsection (4) requires that an instalment document is 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.

230.Unless entitled to pay by instalments, subsection (5) requires the former tenant to make payment to the former landlord within 28 calendar days, beginning with the day on which the notice is served.

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