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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Private Rented Housing (Scotland) Act 2011 (Commencement No. 1 and Saving Provision) Order 2011 and comes into force on 31st August 2011.
(2) In this Order “the Act” means the Private Rented Housing (Scotland) Act 2011.
2.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the provisions of the Act specified in column 1 of the Schedule (the subject matter of which is specified in column 2 of the Schedule) come into force on 31st August 2011.
(2) Where a purpose is specified in column 3 of the Schedule in relation to any provision, that provision comes into force on 31st August 2011 for that purpose only.
3.—(1) The amendment made by section 7 of the Act (penalty for acting as unregistered landlord etc.) is of no effect in relation to an offence committed before 31st August 2011.
(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1), where an offence is found to have been committed over a period of 2 or more days, or at some time during a period of 2 or more days, it is to be taken to have been committed on the first of those days.
Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers
St Andrew’s House,
16th June 2011
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