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Long Leases (Scotland) Act 2012

Section 61: Interpretation of Part 4

247.Subsection (1) defines former landlord and former tenant for the purposes of Part 4. It has to be read alongside the definitions of landlord and tenant in section 80(1). The definitions include a person who has a right to the interest but who has not completed title. If more than one person comes within the definition the latest such person is treated as the landlord or the tenant.

248.Subsection (2) provides where there are co-tenants their liability is joint and several as regards the compensatory or additional payment in a question with the former landlord and also among themselves. It also makes clear that for the purposes of Part 4 such tenants are to be treated as a single tenant except for the provisions regarding service of a notice.

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