Eviction if you rent from the council or a housing association

Your council or housing association cannot just throw you out. They have to follow a strict process before you can be evicted.

The process depends on your type of tenancy so use our tool to check what tenancy you have.

Eviction if you have a Scottish secure tenancy

The steps your social landlord must follow to evict you.

Eviction if you have a short Scottish secure tenancy

The steps your social landlord must follow to evict you before or after your fixed term is up.

Eviction because of abandonment

What to do if your social landlord thinks you’ve stopped living in your home.

Last updated: 28 February 2022

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