The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland has ordered two landlords, one in Glasgow and another in Edinburgh, to pay at least double the amount of tenancy deposits withheld from their tenants after finding them in breach of the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011.
A sheriff in the Upper Tribunal for Scotland has allowed an appeal by a landlord who was refused an order for possession by the First-tier Tribunal after it ruled that he had not made out the eviction ground of intention to demolish or remodel the let property.
A couple who moved into a property in order to redecorate it for its owners and subsequently refused to move out have lost an appeal against a sheriff’s decision that they occupied the property under a licence agreement rather than a private residential tenancy.
Recent changes to the grounds for possession of rented properties are creating not only apparently irrational decisions but also gross invasions into the privacy and personal circumstances of private rental sector landlords, according to a Scottish legal firm. Emma King, co-founder of Glasgow-h
A letting company that ostensibly rented residential flats in Edinburgh on a holiday letting basis has been refused permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal against a decision that it was in breach of the repairing standard for residential properties.
A judge of the Upper Tribunal for Scotland has quashed an eviction order following an appeal by the tenants of a property in Armadale after finding that the First-tier Tribunal had wrongly classed the tenancy as a private residential tenancy.
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.