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

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Table 5a: Reasons for loss of accommodation for those who previously rented/owned their accommodation: 2013-14 to 2014-15

2013-14 2014-15
Number % of all applications from tenure Number % of all applications from tenure
Rented from local authority 2,996 100 2,832 100
Rent arrears 271 9 283 10
Other action by landlord 204 7 193 7
Dispute within household - violent or abusive 680 23 645 23
Dispute within household - non-violent 349 12 352 12
Non-domestic violence/ harassment 613 20 649 23
Other reasons 879 29 710 25
Rented from housing association 1,570 100 1,568 100
Rent arrears 214 14 227 14
Other action by landlord 157 10 143 9
Dispute within household - violent or abusive 335 21 336 21
Dispute within household - non-violent 215 14 230 15
Non-domestic violence/ harassment 322 21 331 21
Other reasons 327 21 301 19
Rented privately (including tied accommodation) 6,780 100 6,581 100
Rent arrears 910 13 860 13
Other action by landlord 2,818 42 2,844 43
Dispute within household - violent or abusive 655 10 639 10
Dispute within household - non-violent 455 7 431 7
Non-domestic violence/ harassment 313 5 307 5
Other reasons 1,629 24 1,500 23
Owner occupied 1,764 100 1,452 100
Mortgage default 513 29 331 23
Forced division and sale of matrimonial home 196 11 181 12
Dispute within household - violent or abusive 391 22 385 27
Dispute within household - non-violent 325 18 246 17
Non-domestic violence/harassment 20 1 34 2
Other reasons 319 18 275 19