Housing and Property Chamber case completions up 30%

Housing and Property Chamber case completions up 30%

The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber closed 30% more applications during the last financial year than the previous 12 months, a new report has revealed.

During the financial year 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020, the Chamber received 4,112 applications across all jurisdictions, a 9% increase, and closed a total of 4141.

The Chamber said the achievement was a direct result of the hard work of its judiciary, and of the expanded Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service administration meeting the challenge of an increase in the number of applications.

The work of the Chamber is set out in the third annual report of the Scottish Tribunals (pages 19 – 58) and is relevant to tenants, private landlords, advice agencies, letting agents, property factors, and local authorities.

The report explains the types of applications considered by the Chamber, and provides information on the figures and case outcomes. For example, 1,742 applications for eviction were received during the period with 827 orders granted. The average number of days from lodging the application for eviction to the granting of the order was just over 13 weeks.

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