Legal Notice 207 of 2020 entitled the Suspension of Legal Times relating to Promise of Sale Agreements, Notarial and other related matters (Epidemics and Infectious Disease) (Amendment) Order and Legal Notice 203 of 2020 entitled Legal and Other Time Periods (Suspension and Interruption ) Act (CAP. 609) have come into force on 22 May 2020. Essentially the said legal notices state that after the expiration of 20 days from the 22 of May 2020 any legal and judicial periods which had been previously suspended solely in relation to Promise of Sale Agreements shall be lifted and shall not be deemed to be suspended any longer and therefore shall thereafter continue to run.

The new regulations are the following:

Legal Notice 207 of 2020: The suspension of any term as in force before the entry into force of the Suspension of Legal Times relating to Promise of Sale Agreements, Notarial and other related matters (Epidemics and Infectious Disease)(Amendment) Order, 2020 in so far as it concerns the expiration of a promise of sale duly registered according to law with the Commissioner of Revenue shall remain in force for twenty (20) days after the date of entry into force of this order.

Legal Notice 203 of 2020: The suspension of any term as in force before the entry into force of the General Provisions applying to the Suspension of Legal and Judicial Times (Amendment No. 2)  Regulations,  2020 in so far as it regards the performance of obligations relating to a registered promise of sale agreement and the expiration of a promise of sale duly registered shall remain in force for twenty (20) days after the date of entry into force of the General Provisions applying to the Suspension of Legal and Judicial Times (Amendment No.2) Regulations, 2020.