Search Legislation

The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (Transfer of Functions of the Private Rented Housing Panel) Regulations 2016

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Regulation 5

SCHEDULE 1Transitional and savings provisions

Applications and proceedings in progress before the prhp on 1st December 2016 to transfer to the First-tier Tribunal

1.  Any applications to the prhp already in progress on 1st December 2016 but not yet determined and any proceedings already in progress before that date shall be transferred to and be completed by the First-tier Tribunal but with so far as possible the same persons hearing and determining the case before the First-tier Tribunal as members of that tribunal as were prior to 1st December 2016 hearing the case as members of the prhp.

Decisions, directions and orders of the prhp to continue in force

2.  Any decision (whether or not called a decision), direction or order given or made in applications to or proceedings before the prhp which is in force immediately before 1st December 2016 remains in force on and after that date as if it were a decision, direction or order of the First-tier Tribunal.

Time limits in respect of applications to and proceedings before the prhp to carry over to the First-tier Tribunal

3.  Any time limit which has started to run before 1st December 2016 in respect of applications to and proceedings before the prhp (and which has not expired) shall continue to apply where applications or proceedings are transferred to the First-tier Tribunal.

Unexercised right of appeal to sheriff, if exercised, to be appeal to the Upper Tribunal

4.  Where in respect of a decision of the President of the prhp or under delegated powers of the President before 1st December 2016, there lies a right of appeal to the sheriff, which has not been exercised before that date but is still exercisable, any appeal on or after 1st December 2016 shall be to the Upper Tribunal for Scotland as if the decision had been made by the First-tier Tribunal and the appeal shall be an appeal from the First-tier Tribunal for the purposes of section 46(1) of the 2014 Act.

Savings provision

5.  Where in respect of a decision of the President of the prhp or under delegated powers of the President before 1st December 2016, there lies a right of appeal to the sheriff, which has been exercised before that date, the appeal to the sheriff is not affected by these Regulations or the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (Transfer of Functions of the Private Rented Housing Committees) Regulations 2016(1).

Regulation 6(1)

SCHEDULE 2Consequential amendments and repeals of primary legislation

Housing (Scotland) Act 1988

1.—(1) The Housing (Scotland) Act 1988(2) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 49 (information as to determination of rents)—

(a)in subsection (1), for “private rented housing panel” substitute “First-tier Tribunal”; and

(b)in subsection (2), for “private rented housing panel” substitute “First-tier Tribunal”.

Housing (Scotland) Act 2006

2.—(1) The Housing (Scotland) Act 2006(3) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 22 (application in respect of the repairing standard)—

(a)in subsection (1), for “private rented housing panel” substitute “First-tier Tribunal”; and

(b)in subsection (1A), for “private rented housing panel” substitute “First-tier Tribunal”.

(3) In section 22A (information to be given to local authority), in subsection (1), for “private rented housing panel” substitute “First-tier Tribunal”.

(4) In section 23 (referral to private rented housing committee)—

(a)in subsection (1), in the opening words, for “The president of the private rented housing panel” substitute “The Chamber President”;

(b)in subsection (2), in the opening words, for “president” in both places that it occurs substitute “Chamber President”;

(c)in subsection (3)—

(i)in the opening words, for “president” substitute “Chamber President”;

(ii)in paragraph (a), for “panel’s” substitute “First-tier Tribunal’s”;

(iii)in paragraph (b), for “president” substitute “Chamber President”; and

(iv)in the closing words, for “president” substitute “Chamber President”;

(d)in subsection (4), for “president” in both places that it occurs substitute “Chamber President”;

(e)in subsection (4A), for “president” substitute “Chamber President”.

(5) The title to section 23 becomes “Consideration of applications”.

(6) After section 23 insert—

23A.    Delegation of Chamber President’s functions

(1) The Chamber President may delegate the Chamber President’s functions under this Act to any legal or ordinary member of the First-tier Tribunal.

(2) A delegation under this section does not affect the Chamber President’s—

(a)responsibility for the carrying out of delegated functions, or

(b)ability to carry out delegated functions..

(7) In section 28A (landlord application to private rented housing panel)—

(a)in subsection (1), for “private rented housing panel” substitute “First-tier Tribunal”;

(b)in subsection (2)—

(i)for “president of the panel” substitute “Chamber President”;

(ii)for “panel” in each place that it subsequently occurs substitute “First-tier Tribunal”;

(c)in subsection (3), in the opening words, for “panel” substitute “First-tier Tribunal”;

(d)in subsection (4), for “panel” in both places that it occurs substitute “First-tier Tribunal”;

(e)in subsection (5), for “panel” in each place that it occurs substitute “First-tier Tribunal”;

(f)in subsection (6), for “panel” in both places that it occurs substitute “First-tier Tribunal”;

(g)in subsection (7), for “panel” in both places that it occurs substitute “First-tier Tribunal”; and

(h)in subsection (8), for “panel” in both places that it occurs substitute “First-tier Tribunal”.

(8) The title to section 28A becomes “Landlord application to the First-tier Tribunal”.

(9) In section 28B (landlord application to private rented housing panel: further provision)—

(a)in subsection (2)(c), for “panel” substitute “First-tier Tribunal”; and

(b)in subsection (3)—

(i)for “panel” where it first occurs substitute “First-tier Tribunal”; and

(ii)for “private rented housing panel” substitute “First-tier Tribunal”.

(10) The title to section 28B becomes “Landlord application to the First-tier Tribunal: further provision”.

(11) In section 28C (panel member to arrange suitable time for access)—

(a)in subsection (1), for “panel” substitute “First-tier Tribunal”;

(b)in subsection (2), for “panel” substitute “First-tier Tribunal”;

(c)in subsection (3)(a), for “panel” substitute “First-tier Tribunal”;

(d)in subsection (4), for “panel” substitute “First-tier Tribunal”;

(e)in subsection (5), for “panel” substitute “First-tier Tribunal”;

(f)in subsection (6), for “panel” substitute “First-tier Tribunal”;

(g)in subsection (7), for “panel” in each place that it occurs substitute “First-tier Tribunal”;

(h)in subsection (8), for “panel” substitute “First-tier Tribunal”;

(i)in subsection (9), for “panel” in both places that it occurs substitute “First-tier Tribunal”;

(j)in subsection (10)—

(i)in the opening words, for “panel” substitute “First-tier Tribunal”;

(ii)in paragraph (a), for “panel” substitute “First-tier Tribunal”; and

(iii)paragraph (b) and the “or” immediately preceding are repealed.

(k)subsection (11) is repealed; and

(l)in subsection (12)—

(i)for “panel” where it first occurs substitute “First-Tier Tribunal”; and

(ii)for “private rented housing panel” substitute “First-tier Tribunal”.

(12) The title to section 28C becomes “First-tier Tribunal Member to arrange suitable time for access”.

(13) Section 29 (annual report) is repealed.

(14) In section 64 (Part 1 appeals), in subsection (5), for “president of the private rented housing panel” substitute “Chamber President”.

(15) In section 65 (Part 1 appeals: determination) in subsection (2)(b) for “president” substitute “Chamber President”.

(16) In section 181 (rights of entry: general), in subsection (2A) for “private rented housing panel” substitute “First-tier Tribunal”.

(17) In section 194 (interpretation), in subsection (1)—

(a)after the entry for “building regulations” insert—

“Chamber President” means the President of the First-tier Tribunal Housing and Property Chamber;;

(b)after the entry for “landlord” insert—

“legal member” has the same meaning as in section 15(2) of the Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014;;

(c)after the entry for “occupier” insert—

“ordinary member” has the same meaning as in section 15(1) of the Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014;; and

(d)the entry for “private rented housing panel” is repealed.

(18) In schedule 2 (private rented housing committees: procedure etc.)—

(a)in paragraph 1(1), for paragraph (b), substitute—

(b)stating that the Chamber President has referred the application to be heard by the First-tier Tribunal, and;

(b)in paragraph 7(2), in the opening words—

(i)for “president of the private rented housing panel refers” substitute “Chamber President has referred”; and

(ii)for “president” where it subsequently occurs substitute “Chamber President”.

(c)in paragraph 8(2), the words “the private rented housing panel or” are repealed.

Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

3.—(1) The Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010(4) is amended as follows.

(2) In schedule 5 (improvement of public functions: listed bodies), the entry for the Private Rented Housing Panel is repealed.

(3) In schedule 8 (information on the exercise of public functions: listed public bodies), the entry for the Private Rented Housing Panel is repealed.

Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011

4.—(1) The Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011(5) is amended as follows.

(2) In the schedule (authorities to which Part 1 applies), the entry for the Private rented housing panel is repealed.

Regulation 6(2)

SCHEDULE 3Consequential amendments and revocations of subordinate legislation

Assured Tenancies (Rent Information) (Scotland) Order 1989

1.—(1) The Assured Tenancies (Rent Information) (Scotland) Order 1989(6) is amended as follows.

(2) In articles 2, 3 and 4, for “private rented housing panel” substitute “First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber”.

(3) In article 3 for “panel” substitute “First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber”.

(4) The title of the schedule becomes “Information with respect to rents under assured tenancies to be kept by First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber”.

Scottish Parliament Disqualification Order 2015

2.—(1) The Scottish Parliament Disqualification Order 2015(7) is amended as follows.

(2) In the schedule—

(a)omit “President or vice-president of the panel of persons appointed under Schedule 4 to the Rent (Scotland) Act 1984 to act as chairmen and other members of private rented housing committees”; and

(b)after “Any member of the First-tier Tribunal” insert “Any member of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber”.

Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015

3.—(1) The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015(8) are amended as follows.

(2) In schedule 1 under the heading of “The Scottish Ministers”, omit “The Private Rented Housing Panel and”.

Regulation 6(3)

SCHEDULE 4Consequential amendments of statutory forms

Tenant Information Pack

1.  The Tenant Information Pack, comprising part of the standard tenancy documents issued in terms of section 30A of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988(9), and in the form specified in the schedule of the Tenant Information Packs (Assured Tenancies) (Scotland) Order 2013(10) is amended as follows.

2.  In section 2.6 for “Private Rented Housing Panel” in each place it occurs substitute “First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber”.

3.  In section 2.8 for “Private Rented Housing Panel” substitute “First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber”.

4.  In section 5 remove reference to the Private Rented Housing Panel including telephone number and website.

(6)

S.I. 1989/685, to which relevant amendments are made by S.S.I. 2007/475.

(9)

Section 30A was inserted by section 33 of the Private Rented Housing (Scotland) Act 2011 (asp 14).

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

Policy Note

Policy Note sets out a brief statement of the purpose of a Scottish Statutory Instrument and provides information about its policy objective and policy implications. They aim to make the Scottish Statutory Instrument accessible to readers who are not legally qualified and accompany any Scottish Statutory Instrument or Draft Scottish Statutory Instrument laid before the Scottish Parliament from July 2012 onwards. Prior to this date these type of notes existed as ‘Executive Notes’ and accompanied Scottish Statutory Instruments from July 2005 until July 2012.

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
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as made version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources