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Homelessness Section 11 Notice
If you are a landlord (either a private landlord or a registered social landlord) or creditor (mortgage holder) you are legally required to tell us when you start taking court action that could result in making someone homeless. By giving us this early warning, you can help us to take action to prevent homelessness.
Section 11 of the Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 came into force on 1 April 2009. This legislation aims to make sure we know in advance when a household is at risk of being evicted or having their home repossessed. Giving us this notification is a helpful trigger, allowing us to intervene at an early stage and hopefully prevent homelessness occurring. Where it is not possible for us to prevent homelessness, we can still minimise the stress and trauma of losing a home and help the household to find alternative accommodation as quickly as possible.
This legislation applies to you if you are raising court proceedings to either lawfully evict a tenant or to repossess a property. If this court action could result in making someone homeless you are must send us specific information in a specific format detailing the action you are taking.
The information we need depends on whether you are a landlord or a creditor. These documents detail exactly the information you need to send us:
You can email us your notification at: email@example.com
Or send it to:
Head of Housing
Housing and Social Work Service
If you have any queries about the Section 11 notice please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org