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Housing (Scotland) Act 2014


1.These Explanatory Notes have been prepared by the Scottish Government in order to assist the reader of the Act. They do not form part of the Act and have not been endorsed by the Parliament.

2.The Notes should be read in conjunction with the Act. They are not, and are not meant to be, a comprehensive description of the Act. So where a section, or a part of a section, does not seem to require any explanation or comment, none is given.

3.In these notes:

  • “the 1960 Act” means the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 (c.62)

  • “the 1974 Act” means the Land Tenure Reform (Scotland) Act 1974 (c.38)

  • “the 1983 Act” means the Mobile Homes Act 1983 (c.34)

  • “the 1984 Act” means the Rent (Scotland) Act 1984 (c.58)

  • “the 1987 Act” means the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 (c.26)

  • “the 1988 Act” means the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988 (c.43)

  • “the 2001 Act” means the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 10)

  • “the 2004 Act” means the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004 (asp 8)

  • “the Tenements Act” means the Tenements (Scotland) Act 2004 (asp 11)

  • “the 2006 Act” means the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 (asp 1)

  • “the 2010 Act” means the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 17)

  • “the Tribunals Act” means the Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014 (asp 10).

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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


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