Publication - Advice and guidance

Minimum period for applications to remain in force - suspensions under section 20B of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987: statutory guidance

Published: 2 May 2019
Directorate:
Housing and Social Justice Directorate
Part of:
Housing
ISBN:
9781787817715

Statutory guidance on the category of suspensions and the legal requirements social landlords must comply with.

17 page PDF

3.2 MB

17 page PDF

3.2 MB

Contents
Minimum period for applications to remain in force - suspensions under section 20B of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987: statutory guidance
14. Making A False Statement in An Application for Housing

17 page PDF

3.2 MB

14. Making A False Statement in An Application for Housing

14.1 Landlords can impose a suspension where the applicant knowingly or recklessly made a false statement in their application form[6]. Section 20B only applies to a false statement by the applicant and does not extend to a false statement by a person who it is proposed will reside with the applicant[7]. Landlords should take the extent to which the applicant has misled the landlord by providing false information into account before deciding whether to impose a suspension or deciding how long the suspension should last.


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