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Eviction from council, housing association or co-op accommodation and temporary accommodation

Councils, housing associations and housing co-ops have to follow special legal procedures to evict tenants. This section explains these procedures and what you may be able to do to prevent the eviction. It also explains your rights if you are facing eviction from temporary homeless accommodation.

Whether you can be evicted and how depends on the type of tenancy agreement you have. Most council, housing association and housing co-op tenants have either Scottish secure tenancies (SSTs) or short Scottish secure tenancies (SSSTs). If you're not sure what kind of tenancy you have, you can use our online tenancy checker to find out.

If your landlord wants to evict you, get advice immediately. An adviser may be able to help get the eviction stopped or delayed. Use the Advice Services Directory to find an advice centre near you.

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