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Does a Notice to Quit in Scotland need to be signed by a S

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Does a Notice to Quit in Scotland need to be signed by a Solicitor?
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No, it can be signed by the landlord or any agent on behalf of the landlord. There is no need for a solicitor to sign it.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.



Is there any where in the legislation where this is stated, as the Sheriff Court have returned a summons because the Notice to Quit was signed by the Landlord.



No, it is a general principal of law. I have never heard of a court refusing to accept a notice to quit as part of a summons. I presume the landlord is an individual and not a company, but even then (thinking out loud) a director of a landlord company is able to sign a notice to quit.

I suggest you call the court and ask the sheriff clerk why they have done this. I suspect it is a mistake on the part of someone in the clerk's office.