Rent Arrears in Public Authority Housing in Scotland (A Scottish Office social research study) by Scottish Office

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Protecting tenants from eviction for rent arrears. Eviction of social housing tenants for rent arrears should be a last resort. Measures were introduced at sections and of the Housing (Scotland) Act to strengthen protection for tenants in the social rented sector facing eviction for rent arrears.

You are a public-sector tenant taken to court for rent arrears. Information about the procedure a landlord must follow in order to take a public sector tenant to court for rent arrears and eviction, the court hearing and what decisions the sheriff can make.

Rent arrears is an increasing problem for many councils and RSLs n at 31 Marchthe total rent arrears due from council tenants was £ million (% of gross rent debit) n at the same date, the total rent arrears due from mainstream RSL tenants was £ million (% of gross rent debit).

Housing Renting a home Rent arrears You are a public-sector tenant taken to court for rent arrears Notice Coronavirus (COVID) update: The Scottish Courts and Rent Arrears in Public Authority Housing in Scotland book Service website has advice for anyone attending a court or tribunal in Scotland.

The delay of the first benefit payment is considered to be related to the rent arrears (SPICe ; National Housing Federation ) and, according to a Shelter Scotland article, housing benefits are paid in arrears every month and therefore might lead to rent arrears.

“Since Augustmost new Universal Credit claimants have seven. The total amount of rent arrears on all council properties in Scotland has increased by 14% in a year as the number of council tenants in arrears increased by around 3%, official figures have revealed.

Scottish Council Housing Income and Expenditure statistics for the year /, published by Scotland’s Chief Statistician, show that rent arrears on all council properties totalled &pou.

If you have more than three months' rent arrears at the time of the notice and at the time of the tribunal hearing, the tribunal has to make an eviction order, unless your rent arrears have been caused by unpaid housing benefit.

If you have less than three months' rent arrears, it is up to the tribunal to decide whether you should be evicted or. Rent arrears written-off. In budgets, councils wrote off nearly £ million of outstanding rent as unrecoverable, compared to £ million in the previous year. Housing debt.

Councils spent £ million on HRA loan charges: interest, capital repayment and loan fund expenses, in This document is a letter that can be used to notify tenants that they are in arrears of rent payment and requests that the outstanding balance be paid immediately or by a specific date.

This document can be used by either a Landlord or a Letting Agent. An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about housing, including provision about homelessness and the allocation of housing accommodation by social landlords, the tenants of social landlords, the regulation of social landlords, Scottish Homes, the strategic housing functions of the Scottish Ministers and local authorities and grants for improvement and repairs; and for connected.

Rent arrears. As at 31 Marchrent arrears on all properties on councils’ HRAs stood at £58m, representing % of total rental income on these properties. This is an increase of £5m on last year. Housing debt. Councils are forecast to spend £m on HRA loan charges (interest, capital repayment and loan fund expenses) inup.

Chart Rent arrears as percentage of total rental income on all properties on the Housing Revenue Account, 1 Scotland, to 2 Source: Scottish Government, Communities Analytical Division - based on Housing Revenue Account returns provided by Scottish Local Authorities.

Get this from a library. Rent arrears in public authority housing in Scotland. [Diana Wilkinson; Great Britain. Scottish Office. Central Research Unit.]. Rent arrears - social housing tenant.

March Fact sheet no. 59 SCOT Rent arrears - social housing tenant called the ‘housing costs element’, forms part of your Universal Credit award.

In Scotland, you can choose where the housing costs element is paid. You can ask that it is paid either to your landlord or paid to you.

Public sector landlord The local authority, housing associations and other registered social landlords should give their tenants a handbook/tenancy manual that explains clearly how to pay rent and what happens if you have rent arrears. If you don’t have a copy of this, ask for another one and check that your landlord is following the procedures.

Lost income due to empty properties and rent arrears - including the number of current and former tenants in arrears and the amount of arrears.

Housing debt - the amount spent on loan charges, interest, capital repayment and loan fund expenses. Additional Capital Expenditure - on new build council housing and enhancements to existing council stock.

Your council or housing association landlord must follow pre-action protocol rules before they can take steps to evict you for rent arrears eviction for rent arrears.

Steps in this guide. What to do when you get a notice (England and Wales), SC (Scotland). Company number: 1‌ 88 Old Street, London, EC1V 9HU.

Authorised and. Chart Rent arrears as percentage of total rental income on all properties on the Housing Revenue Account, 1 Scotland, to 2 Source: Scottish Government, Communities Analytical Division - based on Housing Revenue Account returns provided by Scottish Local Authorities.

Preventing arrears is a significant challenge for Local Authority Housing Managers and Staff, whether it is rent arrears in the case of tenants or mortgage arrears in the case of those who have purchased their homes, and received loans to do so from a Local Authority.

This one-day course will look at effective ways of dealing with these problems and at promoting good practice in the area.

Information on dealing with rent arrears in Scotland, including help to pay your rent for council, social or private housing. If you rent from a private landlord, your Housing Benefit is called Local Housing Allowance (LHA).

is the place for people in Scotland to access public services that are easy to find and simple to use. Rent to be paid in arrears.

Rent to be paid in arrears can be apportioned where the tenancy ends during a period of the tenancy.[5] Back to top. Section 48 Landlord and Tenant Act landlord's duty to provide an address. The landlord must provide the tenant with an address at which the tenant can serve notices on the landlord.

The rent book, or similar document, must contain the name and address of the landlord, the rent payable and state the type of tenancy granted. Details of all the requirements for rent books can be found in three statutory instruments.

If a landlord fails to provide a rent book, the tenant should notify the local authority's tenancy relations. Rent arrears fact sheets For more information about how to deal with rent arrears, see our detailed rent arrears fact sheet for social housing tenants or for private tenants.

These fact sheets will give you practical information and advice if you are behind on your rent. They will explain your options, and the processes your landlord must follow. HOUSING rent arrears are climbing in Carmarthenshire as some council tenants experience life on the “breadline”.

Tenants owed the council £ million in October this year, compared to £ million in October Council chiefs said an increase was expected, given the difficult year, and that the rise was lower than that of other. Glasgow housing board warns members over rent arrears.

"At the year-end total rent arrears owed by the tenant Board members were £ ( £)." No deaths as more than people in. Image caption North Lanarkshire Council is the largest local authority landlord in Scotland. More than 2, people in one part of Scotland have got into rent arrears.

If the claim concerns outstanding rent arrears, the landlord must also provide an updated rent account for the past 2 years.

The order in which cases, including reactivated cases, are listed by. Joint Service Housing Advice Office Civ: Mil: [email protected] section ‘Legal Action’ details the rent arrears recovery grounds.

The Housing (Scotland) Act The Housing (Scotland) Act (“the Act”) introduced pre-action requirements that landlords must satisfy in all rent arrears cases before serving a notice on a.

The Scottish Housing Regulator was established on 1 April under the Housing (Scotland) Act Its objective is to safeguard and promote the interests of tenants and others who use local authority and RSL housing services.

The Regulator operates independently of Scottish Ministers and is accountable directly to the Scottish Parliament.

the tenant is in rent arrears over three consecutive months on the date you apply to the Tribunal for an eviction order ; you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber) is the place for people in Scotland to access public services that are easy to find and simple to use.

In data produced by the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA), referenced in the report, it was also outlined that mainstream rent arrears for four local authorities (East Lothian. Senior staff in local authorities, registered social landlords, ALMOs and TMOs; managers, finance staff and others involved in policy or business reviews.

Elected members and Board or committee members who wish to inform their strategic approach. Housing officers and housing assistants who work with rents and rent arrears. If your landlord is a social housing landlord like a local authority or housing association, they should have a policy for dealing with rent arrears.

There are also certain rules they have to. Cash-strapped local authorities across Scotland are owed more than £20 million in rent arrears as Universal Credit claimants struggle to adapt to the UK Government’s controversial new welfare.

Whether you rent your house privately, through a housing association or through the local authority, if you are unable to pay your rent, you risk losing the roof over your head.

If you fall into rent arrears, you will be chased for money and asked to pay additional fines as a result. Problems with your claim for housing benefit not being paid can lead to rent arrears.

Find out what you can do if you are in this situation. Waiting for housing benefit to be processed. If you have rent arrears because you are waiting for your housing benefit claim to be processed, don't assume that it has not been processed because there is a.

Increases in rent due to outstanding rent arrears: under Regulation 11(3) of the Housing Benefit Regulations and Regulation 11(2) of the Housing Benefit (Persons who have attained the.

This statistic illustrates total social housing rent arrears in Wales from the year to the year (data as of March each year). It can be seen that the total number of social housing. The Rent Arrears contacts are. Breda Burke Tel.

; Nuala Quinton Tel. - ; Brian Madden Tel. ; The Rent Arrears Staff will work with you to agree an arrangement to help you pay your rent arrears.

If efforts by the Housing Department and the Arrears Controller fail, the City Council has recourse to legal action. Their data revealed a 22 per cent rise in the proportion of advice given out on housing between February and July with a 35 per cent rise in relation to the private rented sector alone.

They also recorded a per cent increase in the proportion of advice dished out on private rent arrears among all types of housing arrears advice.

New 'pre-action requirements' for private sector rent arrears. From 30 Septemberif you live in a private tenancy and the landlord wants to evict you because of rent arrears they have to follow a set of pre-action requirements before they can start eviction action.

This applies to rent arrears cases for private residential tenancies. Overall rent arrears owed by current tenants amounts to £7, with £2, owed by former tenants.

In June, The Courier reported rent arrears in Fife had reached nearly £m.

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