Search Legislation

Private Rented Housing (Scotland) Act 2011

  • Explanatory Notes Table of contents

Please note:

All reference to 'Parts' and 'sections' are from the Private Rented Housing (Scotland) Act 2011. For other versions of these Explanatory Notes, see More Resources.

  1. Introduction

  2. The Act

  3. Structure and Summary of the Act

    1. Part 1 – Registration of Private Landlords

      1. Sections 1 and 2 – Fit and proper person

      2. Section 3 – Landlord registration number

      3. Section 4 – Appointment of agents

      4. Section 5 – Access to register: additional information

      5. Section 6 – Duty to include certain information in advertisements

      6. Sections 7 and 8 – Penalties for unregistered landlords

      7. Section 9 – Power to obtain information

      8. Section 10 – Part 8 of the : Guidance

      9. Section 11 – Private Rented Housing Panel: information to be given to a local authority

    2. Part 2 - Houses in Multiple Occupation

      1. Section 13 – Amendment of licensing regime

      2. Section 14 - Penalties for certain offences

      3. Section 15 – Statement of reasons for decisions

      4. Section 16 - Guidance

    3. Part 3 – Overcrowding Statutory Notices

      1. Section 17 – Overcrowding statutory notice

      2. Section 18 – Matters to be considered prior to service of an overcrowding statutory notice

      3. Section 19 – Information and advice for occupiers

      4. Sections 20 to 26 and 28 – Overcrowding: further provisions

      5. Section 27 – Power to obtain information

      6. Section 29 – Guidance

      7. Section 30 – Reports

    4. Part 4 – Miscellaneous

      1. Section 32 - Premiums

      2. Section 33 - Tenant information packs

      3. Section 34 - Notices required for termination of a short assured tenancy

      4. Section 35 - Landlord applications to the private rented housing panel

      5. Sections 36 and 37 - Long leases and heritable securities

    5. Part 5 – General

      1. Section 38 - Interpretation

      2. Section 39 - Ancillary provision

      3. Section 40 - Orders

      4. Section 41 - Short title and Commencement

  4. Parliamentary History

  • Explanatory Notes Table of contents

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Explanatory Notes

Text created by the Scottish Executive department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Acts of the Scottish Parliament except those which result from Budget Bills

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources