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

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

Thursday, January 22, 2015

ISBN: 9781784128586-RESPONSES

All non - confidential responses to the consultation paper on Enhanced Enforcement Areas.

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 additional 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 paper sought views on the approach that the Scottish Government proposes to adopt in preparing the draft regulations. It asked respondents for views on 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.