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Written questions and answers

Written parliamentary questions can be asked by any MSP to the Scottish Government by any MSP to the Scottish Government or the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body. The questions provide a means for MSPs to get factual and statistical information from them. Written questions must be answered within 10 working days (20 working days during recess). Other questions such as Topical, Portfolio, General and First Minister's Question Times are taken in the Chamber.

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Question ref. S4W-30422

Asked by: Stewart, Kevin, Aberdeen Central, Date lodged: 8 March 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to introduce legislation to close any loopholes in the law regarding fraudulent disposition of title to protect the public.

Current Status: Answered by Paul Wheelhouse on 22 March 2016

Question ref. S4W-30419

Asked by: Stewart, Kevin, Aberdeen Central, Date lodged: 8 March 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland has made recommendations to the Scottish Government about any legislative change required following the recent cases of fraudulent disposition of title.

Current Status: Answered by Fergus Ewing on 22 March 2016

Question ref. S4W-30413

Asked by: Stewart, Kevin, Aberdeen Central, Date lodged: 8 March 2016

To ask the Scottish Government by what proportion the number of registered landlords living outwith the UK has changed since the Tenements (Scotland) Act 2004 came into force.

Current Status: Answered by Margaret Burgess on 17 March 2016

Question ref. S4W-30418

Asked by: Stewart, Kevin, Aberdeen Central, Date lodged: 8 March 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what action the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland has taken following the recent cases of fraudulent disposition of title.

Current Status: Answered by Fergus Ewing on 17 March 2016

Question ref. S4W-30410

Asked by: Stewart, Kevin, Aberdeen Central, Date lodged: 8 March 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what support is available to (a) property owners and (b) tenants to enforce minor repairs and maintenance in order to prevent essential repairs being needed at a later date.

Current Status: Answered by Margaret Burgess on 17 March 2016

Question ref. S4W-30409

Asked by: Stewart, Kevin, Aberdeen Central, Date lodged: 8 March 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether it would consider giving greater powers to property owners to enforce communal maintenance and non-essential repairs.

Current Status: Answered by Margaret Burgess on 17 March 2016

Question ref. S4W-30412

Asked by: Stewart, Kevin, Aberdeen Central, Date lodged: 8 March 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether the private rented housing sector has increased since the Tenements (Scotland) Act 2004 came into force and, if so, by what proportion.

Current Status: Answered by Margaret Burgess on 17 March 2016

Question ref. S4W-30403

Asked by: Stewart, Kevin, Aberdeen Central, Date lodged: 8 March 2016

To ask the Scottish Government when it (a) last reviewed and (b) will next review the legislation on communal repairs and under what circumstances it would consider changing it.

Current Status: Answered by Margaret Burgess on 17 March 2016

Question ref. S4W-30414

Asked by: Stewart, Kevin, Aberdeen Central, Date lodged: 8 March 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what support is available to property owners wishing to change the factoring agreement for their property.

Current Status: Answered by Margaret Burgess on 17 March 2016

Question ref. S4W-30417

Asked by: Stewart, Kevin, Aberdeen Central, Date lodged: 8 March 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what liability the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland has in relation to the recent cases of fraudulent disposition of title.

Current Status: Answered by Fergus Ewing on 17 March 2016