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Coronavirus (COVID-19): pre-action requirements and seeking repossession of private rented housing on rent arrears grounds

Last updated: 27 Oct 2021 - see all updates
Published: 9 Oct 2020

Guidance for private landlords on pre-action requirements and seeking repossession of private rented housing on rent arrears grounds.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): pre-action requirements and seeking repossession of private rented housing on rent arrears grounds
Payment plan

Payment plan

spreadsheet which landlords can send to tenants to help them work out their income and expenditure, and therefore what they could potentially pay the landlord (per month), towards clearing the arrears, has been developed. You should assure yourself that any outputs and calculations in the sheet are correct.

In case the tenant would prefer to work with an independent intermediary, housing advice and support, including support on rent arrears, can be obtained from Shelter Scotland and your local Citizens Advice Bureaux (CAB). CAB can also help you with council tax, other bills and benefits advice. If you need local advice, please go to Scotland's financial health service

SafeDeposits Scotland has also launched a resolution service, which covers rent difficulty only. It is free and can be instigated by either the tenant or the landlord. 

 

SafeDeposits Scotland has also launched a resolution service, which covers rent difficulty only. It is free and can be instigated by either the tenant or the landlord. 


First published: 9 Oct 2020 Last updated: 27 Oct 2021 -