Housing (Scotland) Act 2014
The Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 has brought changes to the Scottish Secure Tenancy Agreement which has an impact on the rights of our tenants.
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From 1st May 2019 new rules allow Ferguslie Park to make changes to your tenancy.
- Converting a Scottish Secure Tenancy to a Short Scottish Secure Tenancy for anti-social behavour.
- Applying to the Court to recover a medically adapted property if it is not being occupied by anyone who needs the adaptations (we would only do this if we need the property for someone who needs the adaptations).
- Ending a Scottish Secure Tenancy by Court Order if tenant, joint tenant, lodger or visitor are convicted of using the house or allowing it to be used for immoral or illegal purposes, or of an offence punishable by imprisonment committed in or in the locality of the property.
From 1st November 2019, new rules mean that there will be a 12-month qualifying period before you can apply for permission to make any substantial changes to your tenancy.
- Applying for a joint tenancy,
- Applying to transfer your tenancy to someone else (assignation),
- Taking over a tenancy after the tenant dies (succession).
12-month qualifying period only begins on the day we receive written notification from our tenant of any changes.