First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber



Unprotected tenancy deposits continue to cost landlords in housing tribunal proceedings

Two applications by former tenants of Glasgow properties made after their landlords failed to place their tenancy deposits into an approved tenancy deposit scheme have resulted in awards of £500 and £6,000 from The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland’s Housing and Property Chamber.

Published 23 November 2021

Housing tribunal awards £2,400 to former tenants of landlord who sold property after claiming he wanted to live in it

The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber has ordered a Glasgow landlord to pay £2,400 to his former tenants after they applied to the tribunal for a Wrongful Termination Order.

Published 30 September 2021

Upper Tribunal refuses permission for appeal over adding tenement flat owners to repairing standard application

The Upper Tribunal for Scotland has refused permission for an appeal by two tenants of a tenement apartment seeking to add other proprietors of flats in the same building to their repairing standard application as additional respondents, after it was asked to reconsider its initial decision on the case.

Published 6 September 2021

Inverclyde landlord ordered to pay £1,500 for unlawful eviction of tenant using unfounded eviction ground

A former tenant of a property in Gourock, Inverclyde, has been awarded £1,500 by the First-tier Tribunal Housing and Property Chamber after it found she had been unlawfully evicted by her landlord, who claimed that his sister intended to live in the property.

Published 20 May 2021

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.

Published 29 March 2021

Glasgow students to receive £2,800 from landlord after tribunal ruling

A landlord who did not secure the deposit from two Glasgow students has been ordered to pay them £2,800 after a tribunal ruling.

Published 11 February 2021

Ground-breaking decision 'highlights inadequate protection for PRS tenants'

The Housing & Property Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (FTS) has made the first ever award of a Wrongful Termination Order, penalising a landlord who had evicted a tenant on bogus grounds.

Published 11 January 2021

Ground-breaking decision 'highlights inadequate protection for PRS tenants'

The Housing & Property Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (FTS) has made the first ever award of a Wrongful Termination Order, penalising a landlord who had evicted a tenant on bogus grounds.

Published 11 January 2021

Glasgow man granted permission to represent himself in proceedings against GHA

The Upper Tribunal for Scotland has granted an appeal against a decision of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber to exclude an applicant from representing himself in proceedings raised against a housing association. 

Published 11 November 2020

350 eviction notices served by landlords since lockdown

Landlords in Scotland have served 350 notices instructing people to leave their homes since the beginning of lockdown, exacerbating fears of a “tidal wave of evictions” when courts re-open.

Published 10 August 2020

350 eviction notices served by landlords since lockdown

Landlords in Scotland have served 350 notices instructing people to leave their homes since the beginning of lockdown, exacerbating fears of a “tidal wave of evictions” when courts re-open.

Published 10 August 2020

Housing tribunal resumes publication of tenancy deposit case management discussions

The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber) has resumed issuing written decisions in Case Management Discussions following the resumption of proceedings from July 9.

Published 4 August 2020

Housing tribunal resumes publication of tenancy deposit case management discussions

The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber) has resumed issuing written decisions in Case Management Discussions following the resumption of proceedings from July 9.

Published 4 August 2020

Housing and Property Chamber continues postponement of cases

The Housing and Property Chamber has extended its postponement of case management discussions (CMDs) and scheduled hearings until July 9 at the earliest.

Published 27 May 2020

Property development firm that managed flats 'not a property factor', Inner House rules

A property development firm has succeeded in appealing a decision of the Upper Tribunal for Scotland that they were considered the property factors of a building under the Property Factors (Scotland) Act 2011 and were required to comply with the Property Factor Code of Conduct.

Published 15 May 2020