The Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill has adopted as permanent the changes made by emergency legislation to adopt ‘100% discretionary’ grounds for eviction of tenants – including those with substantial rent arrears.
Any application for eviction made by a landlord will now be reviewed by the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland to ensure “the Tribunal is satisfied that it is reasonable to issue an eviction order…” and applies to Private Residential Tenancies; Assured; and Short-Assured Tenancies alike. This change effectively ends the guaranteed ‘no fault’ eviction route available under s(33) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988.
Gilson Gray has highly experienced solicitors acting every day on behalf of landlords before the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland ensuring your application for an eviction or payment order goes smoothly.
If you have an issue you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact David Alexander or David Gray. Please contact by email firstname.lastname@example.org/ email@example.com or by telephone 0131 516 5354.