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Housing (Scotland) Act 2001

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  1. Introduction

  2. Background and Overview

    1. Part 1 – Homelessness and Allocation of Housing

      1. Section 1: Homelessness strategies

      2. Section 2: Advice on homelessness etc.

      3. Section 3: Homeless persons and persons threatened with homelessness

      4. Section 4: Review of decisions

      5. Section 5: Duty of registered social landlord to provide accommodation

      6. Section 6: Duty of registered social landlord: further provision

      7. Section 7: Persons living in hostel and other short-term accommodation

      8. Section 8: Common housing registers

      9. Section 9: Housing lists

      10. Section 10: Allocation of housing

    2. Part 2 – Tenants of Social Landlords

      1. Chapter 1 – Scottish Secure Tenancies

        1. Section 11: Scottish secure tenancy

        2. Section 12: Restriction on termination of tenancy

        3. Section 13: Termination of joint tenant’s interest in tenancy

        4. Section 14: Proceedings for possession

        5. Section 15: Rights of qualifying occupiers in possession proceedings

        6. Section 16: Powers of court in possession proceedings

        7. Section 17: Abandoned tenancies

        8. Section 18: Repossession

        9. Section 19: Tenant’s recourse to court

        10. Section 20: Abandonment by joint tenant

        11. Section 21: Joint tenancies: abandoning tenant's recourse to court

        12. Section 22: Succession to Scottish secure tenancy

        13. Section 23: Tenant’s right to written tenancy agreement and to information

        14. Section 24: Restriction on variation of tenancy

        15. Section 25: Increase in rent or charges

        16. Section 26: Variation of tenancy by court order

        17. Sections 27 to 31 and schedules 4 and 5: Repairs and improvements

        18. Section 27: Repairs

        19. Section 28: Landlord’s consent to work

        20. Section 29: Reimbursement of cost of work

        21. Section 30: Right to compensation for improvements

        22. Section 31: Effect of work on rent

        23. Section 32: Assignation, subletting etc.

        24. Section 33: Exchange of house

        25. Section 34: Short Scottish secure tenancies

        26. Section 35: Conversion to short Scottish secure tenancy

        27. Section 36: Recovery of possession

        28. Section 37: Conversion to Scottish secure tenancy

        29. Section 38: Appeals

        30. Section 39: Application of sections 23 to 33 to other tenancies

        31. Sections 40 and 41: Notices and interpretation of Chapter 1

      2. Chapter 2 – Right to Buy

        1. Section 42: The qualifying conditions

        2. Section 43: Exemptions from right to buy

        3. Section 44: Limitation on right to buy: registered social landlords

        4. Section 45: Limitation on right to buy: pressured areas

        5. Section 46: Limitation on right to buy: arrears of rent, council tax, etc.

        6. Section 47: Limitation on right to buy: conduct

        7. Section 48: Houses liable to demolition

        8. Section 49: Discounts

        9. Section 50: Assistance to tenants to obtain other accommodation

        10. Section 51: Right to buy: miscellaneous repeals

        11. Section 52: Reports on right to buy

      3. Chapter 3 – Tenant Participation

        1. Section 53: Tenant participation

        2. Section 54: Consultation with tenants and registered tenant organisations

        3. Section 55: Tenant management agreements

        4. Section 56: Tenant management agreements: further provision

    3. Part 3 – Regulation of Social Landlords

        1. Section 57: The register of social landlords

        2. Section 58: Eligibility for registration

        3. Section 59: Registration

        4. Section 60: Removal from the register

        5. Section 61: Criteria for registration or removal from register

        6. Section 62: Appeal against decision on registration or removal

        7. Section 63: Regulation of registered social landlords

        8. Section 64: Insolvency etc

        9. Sections 65 to 68:  Disposal of land and related matters

        10. Section 65: Power of registered social landlord to dispose of land

        11. Section 66: Consent required for disposal of land by registered social landlord

        12. Section 67: Disposals not requiring consent

        13. Section 68: Disposals of land: consultation with tenants

        14. Section 69: Inspections

        15. Section 70: Inspection reports

        16. Section 71: Appointment of manager

        1. Section 72: Inspections

        2. Section 73: Inspection reports

        3. Section 74: Remedial plans

        4. Section 75: Remedial plans: appointment of manager

        1. Section 76: Disposals of tenanted houses: consultation and consent

        2. Section 77: Power to obtain information

        3. Section 78: Power to obtain information: further provision

        4. Section 79: Issue of guidance by the Scottish Ministers

        5. Section 80: Code of good practice

        6. Section 81: Charges for regulatory functions of the Scottish Ministers

        1. Section 82: Meaning of “subsidiary” and “associate”

        2. Section 83: Interpretation of Part 3

    4. Part 4 – Scottish Homes

      1. Section 84: Transfer of functions to the Scottish Ministers

      2. Section 85: Property and liabilities

      3. Section 86: Transfer of staff

      4. Section 87: Dissolution etc.

    5. Part 5 – Strategic Housing Functions

      1. Section 88: Statement on Fuel Poverty

      2. Section 89: Local housing strategies

      3. Section 90: Grants for housing purposes

      4. Section 91: Grants for housing support services

      5. Section 92: Assistance for housing purposes

      6. Section 93: Assistance for housing purposes: further provision

      7. Section 94: Alteration of housing finance arrangements

      8. Section 95: Meaning of “fuel poverty”

    6. Part 6 – Grants for Improvement, Repairs Etc.

      1. Section 96: Extension of power to make improvement grants

      2. Section 97: Application for grant

      3. Section 98: Age of buildings eligible for grant

      4. Section 99: Applicant’s contribution to expense of works

      5. Section 100: Approval of application

      6. Section 101: Amount of grant

      7. Section 102: Improvement grants: the tolerable standard and standard amenities

      8. Section 103: Amount of repairs grant

      9. Section 104: Grants for means of escape from fire

      10. Section 105: Improvement of energy efficiency and safety

    7. Part 7 – Miscellaneous and General

      1. Section 106: Equal Opportunities

      2. Section 107: Local authority maintenance of houses etc. of registered social landlord

      3. Section 108: Meaning of “family” and “spouse”: cohabitation

      4. Section 109: Orders and regulations

      5. Section 110: Ancillary provision

      6. Section 111: Interpretation

      7. Section 112: Modification of enactments

      8. Section 113: Commencement and short title

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