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Building (Scotland) Act 2003

Schedule 5 (introduced by section 42): Evacuation of buildings

158.This schedule makes provision for the procedures to be followed for securing the removal from a building of any occupant who has failed to remove from a building following a requirement under section 42 on the evacuation of buildings. Paragraphs 2 to 6provide for the local authority to apply to the sheriff for a warrant for ejection and for the procedure to be followed. The sheriff’s decision is final (paragraph 7). Paragraph 8 makes provision in relation to evidence presented by local authorities in an application under this schedule. Paragraphs 9 to 12 make provision, where a person removing from a building in compliance with a requirement under section 42 or ejected from a building under this schedule is a tenant of that building, for protecting their status and rights as a tenant.

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