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Proposals for regulations and policy supporting the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016: analysis of consultation responses, 1 March 2017

Published: 16 Mar 2017
Part of:
Housing
ISBN:
9781786528520

Analysis of responses to consultation seeking views on regulations and policy supporting the new private residential tenancy.

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Contents
Proposals for regulations and policy supporting the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016: analysis of consultation responses, 1 March 2017
Annex 2

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Annex 2

Questions 1 - 4: Do you think the proposed 'Tenant's notification to a landlord of a referral to the Tribunal under section 14 and 16 of the 2016 Act':-


Q1: is fit for purpose? Q2: is easily understood? Q3: should have additional content? Q4: should have anything removed?

Yes No Unsure N/A Yes No Unsure N/A Yes No Unsure N/A Yes No Unsure N/A Total
Advice, Information or Ombudsman service 1
1 1 2

1 2

1
2
1 3
Campaign Body or Group 4


2 1 1
3 1

1 3

4
Industry Body
6
1
5 1 1 5 1
1 3 1 2 1 7
Landlord 3 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 4
1
5
1 6
Landlord Representative Body 4 1

3 2

2 3


5

5
Legal Body or Firm 4 2

3 3

5 1

1 4
1 6
Letting Agent and/or Property Management 7 2

7 2

3 5 1
3 6

9
Local Authority 9 1 1
8 2 1
3 8


11

11
Other 2
1 1 2 1
1
2
2
2
2 4
Tenant and/or Resident Group 1


1


1



1

1
Total groups 35 13 4 4 31 17 4 4 25 25 1 5 8 40 2 6 56
Individuals 5 5 1 3 5 5 1 3 4 7
3 2 7 2 3 14
Grand total 40 18 5 7 36 22 5 7 29 32 1 8 10 47 4 9 70

Questions 5 - 8: Do you think the proposed 'Landlord's notification to a tenant of a rent increase under section 22 of the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016':-


Q5: is fit for purpose? Q6: is easily understood? Q7: should have additional content? Q8: should have anything removed?

Yes No Unsure N/A Yes No Unsure N/A Yes No Unsure N/A Yes No Unsure N/A Total
Advice, Information or Ombudsman service 1
1 1
1 1 1 2

1 1 1
1 3
Campaign Body or Group 3 1

1 3

2 2

2 1 1
4
Industry Body
6 1

4 1 2 4 1
2 3 3
1 7
Landlord 4
1 1 4 1
1
4 1 1 1 4
1 6
Landlord Representative Body 3 2

2 3

2 3


5

5
Legal Body or Firm 5

1 2 3
1 4 1
1
5
1 6
Letting Agent and/or Property Management 6 2
1 6 3

3 6

5 4

9
Local Authority 9 2

6 5

4 7

3 8

11
Other 1 2
1
2 1 1 1 1
2 1 1
2 4
Tenant and/or Resident Group
1

1


1



1

1
Total groups 32 16 3 5 22 25 3 6 23 25 1 7 16 33 1 6 56
Individuals 6 5
3 6 5
3 3 8
3 4 6 1 3 14
Grand total 38 21 3 8 28 30 3 9 26 33 1 10 20 39 2 9 70

Questions 9 - 12: Do you think the proposed 'Tenant's application form to a rent officer for adjudication on a proposed rent increase':-


Q9: is fit for purpose? Q10: is easily understood? Q11: should have additional content? Q12: should have anything removed?

Yes No Unsure N/A Yes No Unsure N/A Yes No Unsure N/A Yes No Unsure N/A Total
Advice, Information or Ombudsman service 1
1 1 1 1
1 1 1
1 1
1 1 3
Campaign Body or Group 2 1 1
4


3 1

1 3

4
Industry Body 1 5
1 2 2 1 2 5 1 1
3 3
1 7
Landlord 4
1 1 5

1 1 4
1
5
1 6
Landlord Representative Body 3 2

4 1

1 4

2 3

5
Legal Body or Firm 5

1 5

1 4 2


5
1 6
Letting Agent and/or Property Management 5 4

8 1

5 4

2 7

9
Local Authority 11


8 2 1
4 6 1

11

11
Other 2

2 2

2
2
2
2
2 4
Tenant and/or Resident Group
1


1

1



1

1
Total groups 34 13 3 6 39 8 2 7 25 25 2 4 9 40 1 6 56
Individuals 5 3 1 5 5 3 1 5 5 4
5 1 6 2 5 14
Grand total 39 16 4 11 44 11 3 12 30 29 2 9 10 46 3 11 70

Questions 13 - 16: Do you think the proposed 'Landlord's application form to a rent officer to apply for property improvement costs in a rent pressure zone':-


Q13: is fit for purpose? Q14: is easily understood? Q15: should have additional content? Q16: should have anything removed?

Yes No Unsure N/A Yes No Unsure N/A Yes No Unsure N/A Yes No Unsure N/A Total
Advice, Information or Ombudsman service 2

1 2

1
2
1
2
1 3
Campaign Body or Group 3

1 3

1 2 1
1
3
1 4
Industry Body 1 5
1 2 2 1 2 5 2

1 3 2 1 7
Landlord 5

1 5

1 1 4
1 1 4
1 6
Landlord Representative Body 4 1

4 1

2 3

2 3

5
Legal Body or Firm 5

1 4 1
1 1 4
1
5
1 6
Letting Agent and/or Property Management 6 3

8 1

4 3 2

7 2
9
Local Authority 10 1

9
2
3 7
1
11

11
Other 1
1 2 1 1
2 1 1
2
2
2 4
Tenant and/or Resident Group 1


1


1



1

1
Total groups 38 10 1 7 39 6 3 8 20 27 2 7 4 41 4 7 56
Individuals 6 2 1 5 7 1 1 5 3 5 1 5 1 7 1 5 14
Grand total 44 12 2 12 46 7 4 13 23 32 3 12 5 48 5 12 70

Questions 17 - 20: Do you think the proposed 'Notice to leave from a landlord to a sub-tenant':-


Q17: is fit for purpose? Q18: is easily understood? Q19: should have additional content? Q20: should have anything removed?

Yes No Unsure N/A Yes No Unsure N/A Yes No Unsure N/A Yes No Unsure N/A Total
Advice, Information or Ombudsman service 1 1
1 1 1
1 2

1
2
1 3
Campaign Body or Group 1 2 1
1 3

1 3

2 2

4
Industry Body 2 3 1 1 1 3 1 2 2 3
2 3 2
2 7
Landlord 4
1 1 4

2
4
2
4
2 6
Landlord Representative Body 5


2 1 2
1 4

2 3

5
Legal Body or Firm 5

1 4 1
1 3 2
1
5
1 6
Letting Agent and/or Property Management 6 2 1
4 4 1
1 6 2
3 5 1
9
Local Authority 11


8 1 2
1 9 1

10 1
11
Other
2
2 1 1
2 1 1
2
2
2 4
Tenant and/or Resident Group 1


1


1



1

1
Total groups 36 10 4 6 27 15 6 8 13 32 3 8 10 36 2 8 56
Individuals 5 3 1 5 4 3 2 5 2 6 1 5 2 6 1 5 14
Grand total 41 13 5 11 31 18 8 13 15 38 4 13 12 42 3 13 70

Questions 21 - 24: Do you think the proposed 'Notice to leave from a landlord to tenant':-


Q21: is fit for purpose? Q22: is easily understood? Q23: should have additional content? Q24: should have anything removed?

Yes No Unsure N/A Yes No Unsure N/A Yes No Unsure N/A Yes No Unsure N/A Total
Advice, Information or Ombudsman service 1 1
1 1 1
1 1
1 1
2
1 3
Campaign Body or Group 3 1

3

1 2 2

2 1
1 4
Industry Body 2 1 2 2 1 1 3 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 7
Landlord 5 1

5

1 1 4
1
4 1 1 6
Landlord Representative Body 4 1

3 1 1
2 3

1 4

5
Legal Body or Firm 5

1 5

1 1 4
1
5
1 6
Letting Agent and/or Property Management 5 3 1
5 3 1
1 7 1
3 5 1
9
Local Authority 11


8
3
2 9


10 1
11
Other
3
1 2 1
1 1 1
2
2
2 4
Tenant and/or Resident Group 1


1


1



1

1
Total groups 37 11 3 5 34 7 8 7 14 32 3 7 7 36 5 8 56
Individuals 7 1 2 4 6 3 1 4 1 7 1 5 1 6 3 4 14
Grand total 44 12 5 9 40 10 9 11 15 39 4 12 8 42 8 12 70

Questions 25 and 26: Do you think the proposed 'Recommended Model Tenancy Agreement' generally fit for purpose/easily understood.

Question 33: Do you agree that a landlord and tenant should have the option of serving documents electronically to the electronic mail address provided by the relevant party, provided they have both previously agreed in writing to this?


Q25: is generally fit for purpose? Q26: is easily understood? Q33: Should have option of serving documents electronically

Yes No Unsure N/A Yes No Unsure N/A Yes No Unsure N/A Total
Advice, Information or Ombudsman service 2 1

2 1

1 1
1 3
Campaign Body or Group 1 3

2 2

1 3

4
Industry Body 2 4 1
1 5
1 6
1
7
Landlord 4 1 1
6


5

1 6
Landlord Representative Body 5


5


3
2
5
Legal Body or Firm 3 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 6


6
Letting Agent and/or Property Management 8 1

7 1 1
9


9
Local Authority 11


10
1
11


11
Other 1 2
1 2

2 1 2
1 4
Tenant and/or Resident Group
1


1


1

1
Total groups 37 14 3 2 37 12 3 4 43 7 3 3 56
Individuals 5 7 1 1 9 3 1 1 8 2 1 3 14
Grand total 42 21 4 3 46 15 4 5 51 9 4 6 70

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