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Housing (Scotland) Act 2006

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160HMO register

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(1)A local authority must keep a register containing information about HMO licences for living accommodation situated in its area (and applications for them).

(2)A local authority must enter in its HMO register—

(a)details of each application for an HMO licence including—

(i)the name of the applicant,

(ii)the address of the living accommodation concerned,

(iii)the name of any agent specified in the application,

(iv)a note of the date on which the application is made,

(b)a note of its decision on each such application,

(c)details of any HMO licence granted in pursuance of that decision including—

(i)a note of any conditions included in the HMO licence,

(ii)a note of any variation, revocation or cancellation of the HMO licence, and

(d)such other information as it thinks fit.

(3)A local authority must exclude from its HMO register any information it would otherwise be required by subsection (2) to enter in the register if the authority considers that entering the information is likely to jeopardise—

(a)the safety or welfare of any person, or

(b)the security of any premises.

(4)A local authority must make its HMO register available for public inspection at all reasonable times.

(5)A person who requests a local authority to provide a certified copy of any entry in its HMO register is, if the request is reasonable, entitled to be given that certified copy.

(6)Any such copy entry which purports to be certified by a proper officer of the local authority is sufficient evidence of the terms of the entry.

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