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Housing (Scotland) Act 2014

Schedule 1Part 3 – Right to Adapt Rented Houses

264.Part 3 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.

265.Paragraph 53 amends section 64 of the 2006 Act. Section 64 relates to appeals from decisions by local authorities and the private rented housing panel in relation to the repairing standard.

266.Paragraph 54 repeals section 65(3) and (4) of the 2006 Act. Section 65 relates to the determination of an appeal under section 64.

267.Paragraph 55 repeals section 67 of the 2006 Act. Section 67 provides the Scottish Ministers with the power to transfer jurisdiction for appeals under section 52 of that Act (regarding the right to adapt rented houses) from the sheriff to the private rented housing panel.

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