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

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

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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