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Housing (Scotland) Act 2010

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  1. Introduction

  2. The Act

  3. Structure of the Act

    1. Part 1 – the Scottish Housing Regulator

      1. The Regulator

      2. Membership

      3. Chairing and Proceedings

      4. Staff and property

      5. Powers

      6. Studies, co-operation and annual reports

    2. Part 2 – Registered Social Landlords

      1. The register of social landlords

      2. Registration criteria

      3. Removal from register

      4. Appeals

      5. Communication with other regulators

    3. Part 3 – Performance of Social Landlords

      1. The Scottish Social Housing Charter

      2. Performance improvement targets

      3. Guidance, targets and code of conduct

      4. Encouragement of equal opportunities

      5. Assessing and reporting

    4. Part 4 – Inquiries and Information

      1. Inquiries

      2. Information

    5. Part 5 – Regulatory Intervention

      1. Remedial action

      2. Enforcement notices

      3. Appointment of a manager

      4. Removal, suspension and appointment of officers

      5. Protection of assets

    6. Part 6 – Accounts and Audit

    7. Part 7 – Insolvency Etc

      1. Arrangements for and effect of a moratorium

      2. Making proposals for future ownership and management

      3. Implementing the proposals

    8. Part 8 – Registered Social Landlords: Organisational Change

    9. Part 9 – Disposal of Land Or Assets by Registered Social Landlords

    10. Part 10 – Special Procedure for Disposals and Restructurings Resulting in Change of Landlord

      1. Disposals by a registered social landlord

      2. Restructuring of a registered social landlord

    11. Part 11 – Change of Landlord – Secure Tenants

    12. Part 12 – Charitable Registered Social Landlords

    13. Part 13 - Social Landlords: Long Leases and Heritable Securities

    14. Part 14 – Right to Buy: Reforms

      1. Re-accommodated persons: protection of right to buy

      2. Limitation on right to buy: new tenants

      3. Pressured areas: amendments

      4. Limitation on right to buy: new supply social housing

      5. Police housing

      6. Duty to collect and publish information: local authority housing stock

      7. Duty to collect and publish information: tenants eligible for right to buy

      8. Duty to collect and publish information: sale of houses by registered social landlords

    15. Part 15 – Amendment of Housing (Scotland) Act 2006

    16. Part 16 – Miscellaneous

      1. Protection of unauthorised tenants

      2. Tenant protection: repossession orders

      3. Police accommodation not to be Scottish secure tenancy

      4. Scottish secure tenancy: rent arrears pre-action requirements

      5. Local authority duties on homelessness: armed forces

      6. Vacant dwellings: use of information obtained for council tax purposes

      7. Duty to assess and provide housing support needs of person who are homeless or threatened with homelessness

    17. Part 17 – Supplementary and Final Provisions

      1. Offences by bodies corporate etc.

      2. Formal communications

      3. Orders

      4. Minor and consequential amendments

      5. Ancillary provisions

      6. Connected bodies

      7. Interpretation

      8. Commencement

      9. Short title

  4. Parliamentary History

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