Council tenant evictions

Twice as many people are losing their homes due to evictions by social landlords than mortgage repossessions, HHSE Scotland has warned. It found that 13.1 out of every thousand social housing tenants had an evictions decree granted against them, mostly for rent arrears. The rate for homeowners was 6.8 per thousand. The body representing councils, Cosla, disputed the figures, arguing that the number of tenants taken to court and the numbers of tenants councils had evicted was only half the level HHSE Scotland found. HHSE Scotland called on the Scottish government to offer protection to tenants comparable to that developed for homeowners.