You Have Been Evicted: New Powers Available

April 29th


New powers available to landlords under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014

April 29th

2 - 5pm

Speaker: Fiona McLeod

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£135+VAT (Member price)

3hrs CPD

Implementation of much of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 has taken a considerable amount of time. Finally as of 1 March 2019, the eagerly awaited streamlined eviction process and amendments to short Scottish Secure Tenancy's comes into force. However, will these new powers deliver all that they promise?

This seminar will focus, firstly, on the changes introduced by the (Scotland) Act 2014 including;

  • Streamlined eviction process, and the removal of the reasonableness requirement
  • Changes to short Scottish secure tenancies
  • Tackling antisocial behaviour
  • and will consider the implications of the changes on dispute resolution moving forward.

    The seminar will then turn to look at the issue of proportionality and whether this is simply a new term of reasonableness with a review of legislation and case law.

    You will come away from the session with an understanding of how to revise a commercial lease to put your client in the best position with regards to dilapidations, and with an awareness of the arguments available to you if you are involved in a dispute over dilapidations.

    The event begins at 2pm. Delegate registration is open from 1:30pm.

    CCPD are delighted to be sponsored by Stewart Title for this event.

    Fiona is a Senior Associate in Harper MacLeod LLP based in Glasgow, and is mainly engaged in debt and asset recovery for public and private sector and financial institutions.

    Fiona has specific experience in all aspects of housing litigation with a particular interest in assisting her clients effectively tackle antisocial behaviour. She is independently recognised for her work in this area and has presented at a number of external conferences on the topic of antisocial behaviour and the powers available to registered social landlords. Fiona has experience of dealing with high profile, sensitive cases where there is political and media interest.

    Fiona has also assisted in the delivery of Debt Recovery Paralegal Qualifications and has recently been appointed to the Housing Law and Residential Tenancy Law specialist accreditation panel.