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.

2. Suspensions Policies

2.1 Many social landlords in Scotland operate a suspensions policy alongside or as part of their allocations policy. A suspensions policy sets out the circumstances in which a social landlord may regard a tenant as being ineligible to receive an offer of housing. Social landlords’ existing suspensions policies do not have a statutory basis but the law does not prevent landlords from having them.



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