Explanatory Notes

Housing (Scotland) Act 2014

2014 asp 14

1 August 2014

The Structure and a Summary of the Act

Schedule 1 – Transfer of Jurisdiction to First-Tier Tribunal

Schedule 1 - Part 2 - Repairing Standard

261.Part 2 of schedule 1 makes consequential amendments to the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 (“the 2006 Act”) to transfer the jurisdiction for specific civil matters relating to the private rented sector from the sheriff to the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) and to enable the FTT to use the same powers and procedures as the court currently has at its disposal to make determinations for the types of actions outlined below.

Housing (Scotland) Act 2006

262.Paragraph 50 amends section 24(7) of the 2006 Act. Section 24(7) regards repairing standard orders when an order has been made regarding contracting out of the repairing standard.

263.Paragraph 51 amends section 194 of the 2006 Act to include a definition of the FTT.