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Housing (Scotland) Act 2014

Housing (Scotland) Act 1988

246.Paragraph 33 amends section 16(2) of the 1988 Act. Section 16(2) regards the power to end assured tenancies.

247.Paragraph 34 amends section 17(8) of the 1988 Act. Section 17(8) regards proceedings to fix terms for statutory assured tenancies.

248.Paragraphs 35 and 48 amend section 18 and Schedule 5 of the 1988 Act. Section 18 and Schedule 5 regard repossession cases for assured and short assured tenancies and specifies the circumstances in which orders for possession can be made.

249.Paragraph 36 amends section 19 of the 1988 Act. Section 19 requires that proceedings must not be entertained unless a notice of proceedings has been served in the prescribed format.

250.Paragraph 37 amends section 20 of the 1988 Act. Section 20 regards discretion to sist or adjourn proceedings for possession to allow the sheriff to manage proceedings for repossession. This could be to allow parties to complete a specific action or to repay arrears.

251.Paragraph 38 amends section 21(3) of the 1988 Act. Section 21(3) regards special powers in relation to shared accommodation.

252.Paragraph 39 amends section 22(1) and (2) of the 1988 Act. Section 22(1) and (2) regards powers to order payment of removal expenses.

253.Paragraph 40 amends section 25(7) of the 1988 Act. Section 25(7) regards determinations of rent.

254.Paragraph 41 amends section 28(1) of the 1988 Act. Section 28(1) regards the effect of the termination of assured tenancies on sub-tenancies.

255.Paragraph 42 amends section 29 of the 1988 Act. Section 29 regards the power to permit diligence in respect of houses let on assured tenancies.

256.Paragraph 43 amends section 30(2) of the 1988 Act. Section 30(2) regards failure to provide a tenancy agreement for an assured tenancy and provides power to draw up an agreement if one does not already exist.

257.Paragraph 44 amends section 33(1) and (4) of the 1988 Act. Section 33(1) and (4) regards the recovery of possession of short assured tenancies under certain circumstances.

258.Paragraph 45 inserts new subsection (4A) into section 36 of the 1988 Act, and amends section 36(6)(b) and (6B). Section 36(6)(b) and (6B) provides power to award damages for unlawful eviction.

259.Paragraph 46 amends section 42(1)(c) of the 1988 Act. Section 42 regards restrictions on assured tenancies.

260.Paragraph 47 amends section 55(1) of the 1988 Act to include a definition of the FTT.

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