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Long Leases (Scotland) Act 2012

Section 56: Claims in excess of £500: preliminary notice

236.A landlord who intends to claim a sum which is likely to exceed £500 by way of compensatory or additional payment from the tenant of the qualifying lease has to serve a preliminary notice. This notice must be served no later than six months before the appointed day on the person who is registered at that time as the tenant. Separate notices have to be served in respect of each type of payment. If a notice is not served the amount of compensatory or additional payment that can be claimed is capped at £500.

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