Publication - Statistics

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

Published: 24 Jun 2014
ISBN:
9781784126070

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.

Operation of the Homeless Persons Legislation in Scotland: 2013-14
Table 5a

Table 5a

Reasons for loss of accommodation for those who previously rented/owned their accommodation.

2012-13 2013-14
Number % of all applications from tenure Number % of all applications from tenure
Rented from local authority 3,112 100 2,920 100
Rent arrears 290 9 242 8
Other action by landlord 232 7 186 6
Dispute within household - violent or abusive 640 21 641 22
Dispute within household - non-violent 426 14 336 12
Non-domestic violence/ harassment 722 23 596 20
Other reasons 802 26 919 31
Rented from housing association 1,658 100 1,545 100
Rent arrears 184 11 195 13
Other action by landlord 138 8 148 10
Dispute within household - violent or abusive 361 22 327 21
Dispute within household - non-violent 217 13 206 13
Non-domestic violence/ harassment 369 22 316 20
Other reasons 389 23 353 23
Rented privately (including tied accommodation) 7,053 100 6,630 100
Rent arrears 859 12 836 13
Other action by landlord 2,884 41 2,675 40
Dispute within household - violent or abusive 633 9 601 9
Dispute within household - non-violent 425 6 436 7
Non-domestic violence/ harassment 340 5 300 5
Other reasons 1,912 27 1,782 27
Owner occupied 1,936 100 1,731 100
Mortgage default 545 28 487 28
Forced division and sale of matrimonial home 200 10 187 11
Dispute within household - violent or abusive 417 22 378 22
Dispute within household - non-violent 392 20 314 18
Non-domestic violence/ harassment 32 2 20 1
Other reasons 350 18 345 20

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