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The Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2008

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2008 No. 313 (C. 27)

HOUSING

The Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2008

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18th September 2008

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 14(1) and (2) of the Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Act 2003(1).

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1.  This Order may be cited as the Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2008.

Commencement of provisions

2.  Section 11 of the Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 comes into force–

(a)on 2nd October 2008 for the purpose of making regulations; and

(b)on 1st April 2009 for all purposes.

S. MAXWELL

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

18th September 2008

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

Section 11 of the Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 makes provision for notice to be given to local authorities by landlords and heritable creditors when proceedings for possession of a dwellinghouse are raised or certain other actions are taken by creditors.

This Order brings into force the provisions contained in section 11 on 2nd October 2008 for the purpose of making regulations prescribing the forms of notices referred to in that section. Section 11 is brought fully into force on 1st April 2009.

Note as to Earlier Commencement Orders

(This note is not part of the Order)

The following provisions of the Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 have been brought into force by commencement order made before the date of this Order:–

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.S.I. No.
Sections 1–3, 7, 9 and 1030th January 20042003/609
Section 122nd July 20042004/288

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