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PE01447: Protection for Landlords

Housing Planning

Petitioner: Gerry McLellan


Date Lodged: 13 November 2012

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to expedite the legal processes involved in removing tenants who are in breach of their tenancy agreement and to ensure landlords can recover any monies owed as quickly as possible.

Petition History:


11 December 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, the Chartered Institute of Housing, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations and the Scottish Association of Landlords. Link to Official Report 11 December 2012 (518KB pdf)

19 February 2013: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 on the grounds that the Scottish Government plans to publish a strategy for the private rented sector and a consultation on a new housing panel model to adjudicate on disputes. Link to Official Report 19 February 2013 (374KB pdf)

Written Submissions:

Why are landlords unable to evict tenants who refuse to pay rent and then use the property as a dumping site?

Why are the above mentioned tenants still afforded rights, whilst landlords have to suffer the extra stress of wondering when they will leave and what kind of condition the property will be in?

What would you expect if you owned a property and you were refused access to it due to the fact that another person had decided to take up residence?

The Scottish Government has a consultation out at present on the future of the Private Rented Sector. You may find you have more success in putting your comments and experiences in a response to the consultation that the Petition. Also I would note that effective property management, a good lease and swift legal action can ensure you evict tenants more quickly.


23:17 on 10 Sep 2012

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Gillian Macdonald

18:10 on 28 Aug 2012

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