Utility Warrants – SCTS Statement
In Scotland no utility warrants are considered in bulk. Each application is considered separately by a Justice of the Peace based on its individual facts and circumstances, taking into account the relevant statutory tests. Guidance is also in place for Justices of the Peace which sets out the steps in the process which should be followed when an application is being considered. These measures aim to safeguard the vulnerability of the domestic customer and that any action taken is proportionate. Opposed applications are heard by a sheriff.