The Upper Tribunal for Scotland has ruled that the First-tier Tribunal erred in questioning the validity of a guarantee agreement between a private landlord and the parent of her tenant in an undefended action by the landlord for payment.
The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland has granted a wrongful termination order under the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 for payment of £4,800 to a woman who was evicted from an Aberdeen property after being told the property was to be sold. Linzi Catto, the tenant under a priva
A judge of the Upper Tribunal for Scotland has quashed a First-tier Tribunal decision that a letting agency was in breach of the Letting Agent Code of Practice by not carrying out a check on a prospective tenant’s right to reside in the United Kingdom. Countrywide Residential Lettings Ltd, tra
A landlord who was ordered in his absence to pay £700 to a former tenant for an alleged breach of tenancy deposit regulations has successfully had the case remitted to the First-tier Tribunal for reconsideration. Graham Devine appealed to the Upper Tribunal for Scotland following an initial ap
The Aberdeen Law Project’s representation team has secured a three-figure sum for a client in a tenancy deposit dispute. Law student Lucy Matheson represented the client at several case management discussions before appearing on their behalf at the First-Tier Tribunal (Housing and Property Cha
A woman who was removed from the Register of Private Landlords after concerns were raised about two of her properties in Paisley has been refused permission to appeal the decision to the Upper Tribunal for Scotland.
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.
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. Lesley Munro and Grant McNicoll argued that they would not have left the property had they n
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 c
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.
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 jurisdicti
A landlord who did not secure the deposit from two Glasgow students has been ordered to pay them £2,800 after a tribunal ruling. Ajitpal Dhillon was taken to a housing tribunal by Laura Pollock and Rhona MacKintosh following a dispute over an Argyle Street flat.
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. Tenant Jesus Rodriguez-Ortega had rented a studio flat in Edinburgh from Cesar Domingu
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.