A review of the first wrongful-termination orders made under the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 : do they sufficiently protect those misled into giving up a tenancy?

Combe, Malcolm M and Robson, Peter (2021) A review of the first wrongful-termination orders made under the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 : do they sufficiently protect those misled into giving up a tenancy? Juridical Review. pp. 88-102. ISSN 0022-6785 (In Press)

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    Abstract

    Many aspects of the landlord and tenant relationship are regulated in the residential context, not least the end of the relationship. Where such a legal relationship has been brought to an end in circumstances that were artificially engineered by a landlord (and as such the landlord was not actually entitled to recover possession), Scotland's prevailing private sector residential letting regime provides a means to penalise that landlord. A tenant – or rather a former tenant – can apply to a tribunal for something known as a "wrongful-termination order" in such circumstances. When granted, a WTO requires that the former landlord pay the former tenant a sum of money. This note considers the instances where a WTO has been obtained and suggests there have been other situations where former tenants have been unfortunate to miss out on some form of legal remedy.

    ORCID iDs

    Combe, Malcolm M ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1711-9150 and Robson, Peter ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0699-8169;