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    What is harassment and unlawful eviction?

    This section looks at the legal definition of harassment and unlawful eviction in Scotland. It explains what acts constitute an offence.

    The Rent (Scotland) Act 1984

    The Rent (Scotland) Act 1984 is the legislation that deals with criminal offences relating to eviction and harassment. 

    Protection from Harassment Act 1997

    The Protection from Harassment Act 1997 provides a level of protection from harassment with both civil and criminal remedies. 

    Criminal law

    This section looks at the protection from harassment available under criminal law. 

    Common law rights

    Under the common law of Scotland, sitting tenants have protection from eviction without the court's authority. 

    This content applies to Scotland

    Last updated: 29 December 2014