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Housing (Scotland) Act 2014


121.Section 57 provides a power for the Scottish Ministers to transfer, by regulations subject to the negative procedure, other, existing types of cases relating to letting agents which are currently within the jurisdiction of the sheriff court to the FTT.

122.Section 58 sets out, where offences are committed by bodies corporate, who within that body is considered to have committed the offence and be liable to be proceeded against.

123.Section 59 allows the Scottish Ministers to delegate their functions under Part 4 to another person or body (other than the powers to make orders or regulations).

124.Section 60 makes some consequential modifications to the 2004 Act relating to landlord registration.

125.Sections 61 and 62 provide definitions of various terms used within this Part. In particular, section 61, subsections (3) and (4), allows the Scottish Ministers by order to exempt specified bodies or certain types of schemes from the regulatory regime for letting agents, as well as allowing a modification of the general definition of “letting agency work”. An order exempting bodies or schemes would be subject to the negative procedure, whereas an order modifying the meaning of “letting agency work” would be subject to the affirmative procedure.

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