Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014 - Consultation on Draft Regulations for: 1) the Transfer of Functions and Members of (A) the Private Rented Housing Panel and (B) the Homeowner Housing Panel, to the Scottish Tribunals, and; (2) the Composition of the Scottish Tribunals when hearing Housing and Property cases

Closed 15 Dec 2015

Opened 22 Sep 2015

Feedback Updated 15 Jun 2016

We Asked

Your views on draft regulations that:

  1. transfer the functions and members of the private rented housing panel and homeowner housing panel to the Scottish Tribunals and
  2. set out the composition of the Scottish Tribunals when hearing Housing and Property cases

You Said

We received 20 responses from organisations and individuals. The majority of respondents were content with the provisions.

The main concern raised in relation to the transfer of functions and members regulations were about awarding expenses against a party.

The main concern about the draft regulations setting out the composition of the Housing and Property Chamber was that legal members would be allocated to hear cases on their own.

We Did

We have amended the draft regulations to take on board a number of the concerns raised by respondents. For example, we have removed the regulations which allow the Scottish Tribunals to disapply new regulations and we have amended the Chamber Rules to allow the Chamber President to delegate functions to any legal or ordinary member of the Chamber.

Results Updated 15 Jun 2016

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Overview

 Part One

This consultation seeks your views on draft regulations to transfer the functions and members of the Private Rented Housing Panel (prhp), the Private Rented Housing Committee (prhc), the Homeowner Housing Panel (hohp) and the Homeowner Housing Committee (hohc) to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland.

 

Part Two

This consultation seeks your views on draft regulations that determine the  composition of the First-tier Tribunal when hearing Private Rented Sector and Letting Agent Cases and the Upper Tribunal when hearing appeals from the Housing and Property Chamber. 

 

Full Consultation Paper

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Audiences

  • People of Scotland

Interests

  • Communities and Third Sector
  • Housing and Regeneration
  • Law and Order