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Housing (Scotland) Act 2014, Section 28 Private Rented Housing: Enhanced Enforcement Areas, Consultation on Regulations

Housing (Scotland) Act 2014, Section 28 Private Rented Housing: Enhanced Enforcement Areas, Consultation on Regulations

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ISBN: 9781784128586

This consultation describes the approach that the Scottish Government proposes to adopt in preparing draft regulations on Enhanced Enforcement Areas and invites views on that approach.

Executive Summary

Section 28 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 requires Scottish Ministers to make regulations for a scheme that would enable local authorities to apply to Scottish Ministers for addtional discretionary powers to target enforcement in areas subject to poor housing conditions in the private rented sector. Such areas would be designated as Enhanced Enforcement Areas (EEAs)

The consultation seeks views on the approach that the Scottish Government proposes to adopt in preparing the draft regulations. It asks respondents for viewson evidence that a local authority should be asked to submit to support an application for EEA status; the additional powers that would apply in an EEA; and actions that would follow designation as an EEA.