Recovery of possession of adapted properties: guidance for social landlords

Guidance for social landlords on using the provisions introduced in the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 to recover possession of a property which has been designed or adapted for special needs.

2. When Could This Be Used?

2.1 Adaptations can be expensive to install and to remove and the process can take time which may result in the house being empty and rental income being lost. Wherever possible, homes which have already been designed or adapted for special needs should be made available for allocation to people who can make use of those adaptations.

2.2 While this provision is only likely to apply to a small number of cases, it provides social landlords with flexibility to make better use of adapted properties as short-term temporary accommodation, where at the point of allocation there is nobody requiring the adapted property.



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