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Operation of the Homeless Persons Legislation in Scotland: 2014-15

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Table 4: Main reason for applying as homeless: 2013-14 and 2014-15

2013-14 2014-15
Number % of all applications Number % of all applications
All applications 37,234 100 35,764 100
Reason accommodation is no longer available 11,473 31 11,456 32
Termination of tenancy / mortgage due to rent arrears / default on payments 2,324 6 1,984 6
Other action by landlord resulting in the termination of the tenancy 3,387 9 3,430 10
Applicant terminated secure accommodation 724 2 709 2
Loss of service / tied accommodation 261 1 230 1
Discharge from prison / hospital / care / other institution 2,467 7 2,403 7
Emergency (fire, flood, storm, closing order, etc) 193 1 190 1
Forced division and sale of matrimonial home 236 1 212 1
Other reason for loss of accommodation 1,881 5 2,298 6
Reason for having to leave accommodation/household 25,761 69 24,308 68
Dispute within household: violent or abusive 4,325 12 4,362 12
Dispute within household / relationship breakdown: non-violent 6,188 17 6,069 17
Fleeing non-domestic violence 930 3 1,048 3
Harassment 697 2 702 2
Overcrowding 478 1 412 1
Asked to leave 9,862 26 9,078 25
Other reason for leaving accommodation / household 3,281 9 2,637 7