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PART 3 SPrivate rented housing

Transfer of sheriff's jurisdiction to First-tier TribunalS

17Repairing standardS

(1)The 2006 Act is amended as follows.

(2)In section 18—

(a)in subsection (1), for “sheriff” substitute “ First-tier Tribunal ”,

(b)in subsection (2)(b), for “sheriff” substitute “ Tribunal ”.

(3)The title of section 18 becomes Contracting out with consent of First-tier Tribunal.

(4)In section 57—

(a)in subsection (2), for “sheriff” substitute “ relevant authority ”,

(b)after subsection (2) insert—

(2A)In subsection (2), the relevant authority is—

(a)where the requirement or thing which the person is authorised or entitled to do relates to the repairing standard, the First-tier Tribunal,

(b)in any other case, the sheriff..

(5)Part 2 of schedule 1 makes minor and consequential amendments.

Commencement Information

I1S. 17 in force at 1.12.2017 by S.S.I. 2017/330, art. 3, sch.