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Scottish Secure and Short Scottish Secure Tenancies: guidance for social landlords

Guidance for social landlords on using the changes to the law on assignation, subletting, joint tenancies and succession introduced in the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014.


1. Introduction

1.1 The Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 ('the 2014 Act') introduces changes that will support social landlords to make best use of their available housing stock, while recognising the right to succeed to a Scottish secure tenancy and the rights of tenants to pass on, sublet or add joint tenant(s) to their Scottish secure tenancy/short Scottish secure tenancy with their landlord's consent.

1.2 This guidance updates, and should be read along with, SEDD Circular 6/2002, Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 - Scottish Secure and Short Scottish Secure Tenancy. This guidance and the amendments to the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 in sections 12 and 13 of the 2014 Act (assignation, sublet, joint tenancy of and succession to a Scottish secure tenancy) will take effect from 1 November 2019. The new provisions do not apply to applications for assignation, subletting, joint tenancies and succession made before 1 November 2019.

Contact

Email: SocialHousing@gov.scot.

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