Being evicted from social rented housing
Social rented housing is housing provided by councils, housing associations and housing co-ops.
They 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.
Eviction of council and housing association tenants - what the council needs to do.
If your landlord wants to evict you, they have to provide a reason or ground. This page lists the reasons that can be used by councils. Depending on the reason, you may be offered alternative accommodation.
Short Scottish secure tenants can be evicted more easily than Scottish secure tenants. This page explains more about the eviction process.
This page explains if you can be evicted from and what happens if you are evicted from temporary accommodation provided by the council when you made a homeless application.
Your landlord can end your tenancy if you don't tell them you're leaving. Abandonment procedures are different from steps to evict you. Find out what you can do.
Last updated: 14 October 2020
Housing laws differ between Scotland and England.
This content applies to Scotland only.
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