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Overcrowding Statutory Notices. Private Rented Housing (Scotland) Act 2011, Part 3 – Consultation Document

Overcrowding Statutory Notices. Private Rented Housing (Scotland) Act 2011, Part 3 – Consultation Document

Friday, May 1, 2015

ISBN: 9781785442858

Local authorities will be able to issue Overcrowding Statutory Notices to landlords in cases where there is overcrowding in the private rented housing sector and this impacts on the wellbeing of anyone in the property, or of the surrounding area. The consultation seeks views on the form the notices to landlords should take, the information that should be provided to tenants, and the content and form of statutory guidance for local authorities.

Executive Summary

The purpose of this paper is to consult on the implementation of Part 3 of the

Private Rented Housing (Scotland) Act 2011 (sections 17 to 31). This introduces

powers to enable local authorities to deal with overcrowding in the private rented

sector.

There is a statutory requirement to

consult on:

1. What form an overcrowding statutory notice served on a landlord should take,

what other information should be included and who should be given a copy of the

notice

2. What information and advice should be included in the further notice a local

authority must serve on the occupier of the property

3. What form and structure the guidance provided for local authorities should

take and what should be included in it

The document seeks views on these three issues, and on a draft BRIAS and EQIA