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[F128A[F2Landlord application to the First-tier Tribunal]S
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(1)A landlord may apply to the [F3First-tier Tribunal] for assistance under section 28C in exercising the landlord's right of entry to the house concerned under section 181(4).

(2)The [F4Chamber President] must allocate an application under subsection (1) to an individual member of the [F5First-tier Tribunal] , and may subsequently reallocate it at any time to another individual member of the [F5First-tier Tribunal] (the member to whom it is, for the time being, allocated being referred to as “the [F5First-tier Tribunal] member”).

(3)The [F6First-tier Tribunal] member must decide whether—

(a)to assist the landlord in exercising the landlord's right of entry to the house concerned under section 181(4) in accordance with section 28C, or

(b)to reject the application (and notify the landlord accordingly).

(4)The [F7First-tier Tribunal] member may require the landlord to produce such further information as the [F7First-tier Tribunal] member considers necessary to reach a decision on the application.

(5)Where the [F8First-tier Tribunal] member decides to assist the landlord under subsection (3)(a) the [F8First-tier Tribunal] member must send the landlord and the tenant a notice—

(a)indicating that—

(i)the [F8First-tier Tribunal] member has decided to assist the landlord, and

(ii)the [F8First-tier Tribunal] member will be seeking to arrange a suitable time for the landlord to exercise the landlord's right of entry under section 181(4), and

(b)informing the tenant of the tenant's right under subsection (6).

(6)A tenant may, within the period of 14 days beginning with the date of receipt of a notice under subsection (5) (or such longer period as the [F9First-tier Tribunal] member considers appropriate in the circumstances), make representations to the [F9First-tier Tribunal] member as to why it is inappropriate or unnecessary for the landlord to exercise the landlord's right of entry under section 181(4) at that time.

(7)Where representations are made by the tenant under subsection (6), the [F10First-tier Tribunal] member—

(a)may make such further enquiries of the landlord and tenant as the [F10First-tier Tribunal] member considers appropriate, and

(b)must decide whether to—

(i)continue to assist the landlord, or

(ii)stop assisting the landlord.

(8)A decision—

(a)to reject an application under subsection (3),

(b)of the [F11First-tier Tribunal] member under subsection (7),

(c)by the [F11First-tier Tribunal] member to stop acting in accordance with section 28C(9),

is final.

(9)No application may be made under subsection (1) where the landlord is—

(a)a local authority landlord (within the meaning of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 10)),

(b)a registered social landlord (being a body registered in the register maintained under section 57 of that Act), or

(c)Scottish Water.]

Textual Amendments

F1Ss. 28A-28C inserted (22.9.2015 for specified purposes, 1.12.2015 in so far as not already in force) by Private Rented Housing (Scotland) Act 2011 (asp 14), ss. 35(4), 41(3); S.S.I. 2015/326, art. 2(2)(b)(3)

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