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Housing (Scotland) Act 2014

Appeals in relation to third party applications

77.Section 27(1) amends section 64 of the 2006 Act to give a third party applicant aggrieved by a decision by a private rented housing committee mentioned in subsection (4)(a) to (f) of section 64, the right to appeal such a decision to the sheriff within 21 days of notification of the decision (new subsection (4A)).

78.Section 65(2) of the 2006 Act is amended by section 27(2) to provide that the sheriff may determine appeals by third party applicants by confirming the decision, remitting the decision to the president or the private rented housing committee as the case may be for reconsideration or quashing the decision made.

79.New section 66(3A) (as inserted by section 27(3)) makes provision for the third party applicant to be a party to proceedings, and for the tenant to be entitled to be party to the proceedings, where a landlord appeals a decision relating to a third party application to the sheriff under section 64(4) of the 2006 Act.

80.Under new section 66(3B) (also as inserted by section 27(3)), where a tenant appeals a decision of a committee in respect of a third party application to the sheriff under section 64(4) of the 2006 Act, the landlord and third party applicant are to be parties to the proceedings.

81.Under new section 66(3C) (also as inserted by section 27(3)), where a third party applicant appeals to the sheriff under new section 64(4A) against a decision of the committee in relation to that application, the landlord is to be party to the proceedings and the tenant is entitled to be a party.

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