Housing and Property Chamber



Tenant’s private residential tenancy appeal dismissed

A tenant in a house of multiple occupancy who claimed she and her landlords were subject to a private residential tenancy (PRT) has had her appeal dismissed.

Published 17 October 2019

Housing and Property Chamber erred in dismissing case as ‘frivolous and vexatious’, Upper Tribunal rules

The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber (FtT) was wrong to dismiss an application to hear a dispute as “frivolous and vexatious”, the Upper Tribunal for Scotland (UT) has ruled.

Published 25 September 2019

North East landlords ‘among Scotland’s best’ for deposit protection

Landlords of rented properties in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire are being praised for renting responsibly after SafeDeposits Scotland researched rates of landlords failing to protect tenants’ deposits.

Published 15 August 2019

Landlord who failed to pay tenancy deposit into approved scheme for four years unsuccessful in appeal

A landlord who failed to pay a tenancy deposit into an approved deposit scheme until four years into the tenancy has been unsuccessful in challenging a payment order.

Published 12 August 2019

More than 200 landlords breach tenant deposit rules in 18 months

A law designed to protect the deposits of private tenants across Scotland has been breached by more than 200 landlords in the last 18 months, new figures have revealed.

Published 12 July 2019

Upper Tribunal rules building can be demolished even with outstanding repair enforcement order

The Upper Tribunal for Scotland has ruled that the existence of a repairing standard enforcement order did not prevent a trust from having the requisite intention to demolish a building as per Schedule 5 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988.

Published 1 July 2019

Blog: The Private Rented Tenancy Regime… one year on

Marking one year since the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act saw private rented civil cases transferred to the Housing and Property Chamber, BTO solicitor Lauren McLeod provides comment on how the tribunals have been working in practice.

Published 15 January 2019

Private rented sector work within the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland

The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber has provided the following stakeholder communication regarding private rented sector cases and residential tenancies.

Published 11 January 2019

New members appointed to housing tribunal board

Thirty new legal members and 19 ordinary members have been appointed to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland and assigned to the Housing and Property Chamber.

Published 27 September 2017

Housing and Property Chamber launch marks new era for housing tribunals

A new structure for tribunals in Scotland came into effect on December 1 with the launch of a Housing and Property Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland.

Published 1 December 2016