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Ban on Evictions in Scotland

Ban on Evictions in Scotland

The Scottish Government announced that between 11 December 2020 and 22 January 2021, there is to be a full ban on evictions being carried out in Scotland. The ban will last for a period of six weeks and will apply to all evictions (except in cases of anti-social behaviour relating to Ground 2, Ground 7 or Ground 8 detailed in the Schedule 2 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001).

What does this mean?
No evictions on other grounds can proceed during the six-week period.
However, where Decree for eviction based on rent arrears has been granted, the 6 week ban will not count when you come to calculate the 6 month period for enforcing the eviction Decree.
Is this law?
Yes, Regulations have been passed to legally prevent any eviction notices during this six- week period, unless covered by the state exceptional circumstances.
How long is this in place?
For the time being we are advised that the Regulations will be in place for a period of six weeks, ending 22 January 2021.  

Charge for Payment
If your Decree includes a claim for payment you can proceed to serve a Charge for Payment as normal. A Charge for Payment gives the tenant 14 days to make payment or contact you to set up an agreed repayment arrangement.  

To view the regulation please visit

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our team.

Written by : Catherine McQuarrie