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The Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation) Order 2000

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6.—(1) Unless article 7 below applies, no relevant person shall, in the relevant period, be guilty of an offence under section 7(1) of the 1982 Act in consequence of the giving by that person of any permission for which a licence would be required by virtue of article 3 of this Order where–

(a)an application has been made prior to 1st October 2000 by that person to the licensing authority for a licence to give that permission; and

(b)that application is not withdrawn.

(2) In paragraph (1) above–

  • “the relevant period” means–


    where the application referred to in paragraph (1) above is granted, the period from 1st October 2000 to the date of that grant; or


    where that application is refused, the period from 1st October 2000 to the date three months after the date of that refusal; and

  • “relevant person” means an owner of a house who has, immediately before 1st October 2000, given permission for that house to be occupied by more than 5 persons (being persons who are not all members either of the same family or of one or other of 2 families) as their only or principal residence.

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