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Housing (Scotland) Act 2006

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All reference to 'Parts' and 'sections' are from the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006. For other versions of these Explanatory Notes, see More Resources.

  1. Introduction

  2. The Act

    1. Background

    2. Overview of the Act

  3. Commentary on Parts

    1. Part 1 – Housing Standards

      1. Chapter 1 – Housing renewal areas

        1. Designation of Housing Renewal Areas

        2. Implementation of action plans

      2. Chapter 2 – Strategic housing functions

      3. Chapter 3 – The tolerable standard

      4. Chapter 4 – The repairing standard

        1. Landlord’s duty to repair and maintain

        2. Enforcement of repairing standard

      5. Chapter 5 – Repair, improvement and demolition of houses

        1. Work notices and demolition notices

        2. Enforcement by local authority

      6. Chapter 6 – Maintenance

        1. Maintenance orders

        2. Maintenance plans

        3. Recovery of maintenance costs

        4. Maintenance accounts

      7. Chapter 7 – Right to adapt rented houses

      8. Chapter 8 – Supplemental provisions, including appeals

        1. Supplemental

        2. Appeals

      9. Chapter 9 – Interpretation

    2. Part 2 – Scheme of Assistance for Housing Purposes

      1. Provision of assistance for housing purposes

      2. Grants and loans

      3. Grants and loans: conditions

      4. Miscellaneous and supplementary

      5. Special cases

      6. Supplementary

    3. Part 3 – Provision of Information on Sale of House

      1. Duty to have or provide information about houses on the market

      2. Prescribed documents

      3. Exceptions from duty

      4. Responsibility for marketing houses

      5. Enforcement

      6. Duty to provide information to tenant exercising right to purchase

      7. Supplementary

    4. Part 4– Tenancy Deposits

    5. Part 5 – Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation

      1. Introductory

      2. Meaning of “house in multiple occupation”

      3. Application for licence

      4. Terms of licence

      5. Variation and revocation of licence

      6. Delivery and cancellation of licence

      7. Temporary exemptions

      8. Enforcement by local authority

      9. Offences

      10. Local authority decisions: notice and appeals

      11. General and supplementary

    6. Part 6– Mobile Homes

    7. Part 7 – Repayment Charges

    8. Part 8 – Miscellaneous

    9. Part 9 – Rights of Entry

    10. Part 10 – General and Supplementary

  4. Parliamentary History

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