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Operation of the Homeless Persons Legislation in Scotland: 2013-14

This bulletin provides information on homelessness applications, assessments and outcomes to 31 March 2014. It includes information on the characteristics of applicant households, local authority assessments and the action taken in respect of cases that were concluded. Snapshot data on households in temporary accommodation at 31 March 2014 are also presented.


Table 4

Main reason for applying as homeless: 2012-13 and 2013-14

2012-13 2013-14
Number % of all applications Number % of all applications
All applications 40,050 100 36,457 100
Reason accommodation is no longer available 11,940 30 10,562 29
Termination of tenancy / mortgage due to rent arrears / default on payments 2,085 5 1,924 5
Other action by landlord resulting in the termination of the tenancy 3,520 9 3,229 9
Applicant terminated secure accommodation 746 2 640 2
Loss of service / tied accommodation 264 1 235 1
Discharge from prison / hospital / care / other institution 2,380 6 2,290 6
Emergency (fire, flood, storm, closing order, etc) 235 1 177 0
Forced division and sale of matrimonial home 255 1 227 1
Other reason for loss of accommodation 2,455 6 1,840 5
Reason for having to leave accommodation/household 28,110 70 25,895 71
Dispute within household: violent or abusive 4,396 11 4,124 11
Dispute within household / relationship breakdown: non-violent 6,804 17 5,950 16
Fleeing non-domestic violence 1,063 3 913 3
Harassment 817 2 673 2
Overcrowding 547 1 452 1
Asked to leave 10,448 26 9,517 26
Other reason for leaving accommodation / household 4,035 10 4,266 12

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