Rent disputes need not go to the Land Court

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With only two weeks to go before the rent term date of 28 November, the Scottish Agricultural Arbiters and Valuers Assocation yesterday reminded tenant farmers and landowners of dispute resolution procedures available to help them resolve disagreements arising from rent review.

SAAVA president Martin Hall, of Davidson & Robertson Rural, said there would inevitably be tenants and landowners around Scotland who had failed to reach agreement in a rent review process.

“SAAVA would remind both parties, tenant or landlord, that our professional dispute resolution procedures are open to them and can provide more straightforward, lower cost and less drawn out alternatives to Land Court proceedings,” he said

The Scottish Land Court is the primary forum for settling rent reviews but it remains open to landlord and tenant to agree that the dispute can be determined by a method of alternative dispute resolution rather than the Scottish Land Court.