Housing (Scotland) Bill’s Call for Evidence from the Infrastructure and Capital Investments Committee

ARLA welcomes the proposals to transfer certain private rented sector cases from the Sheriff Courts to the new First-Tier Tribunal. Many organisations, including ARLA, have longed caller for cases involving the private rented sector, particularly landlord possession claims, to be moved out of the standard court system and into specialist tribunals.

However, we feel the provisions of the Bill could go further and would suggest the Scottish Government should consider transferring all landlord possession claims to the new First-Tier Tribunal. Such a course of action should have several positive benefits.

The full consultation can be found here.