from Govan Law Centre

         Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 as amended     


This page contains key sections of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 as regards homelessness law in Scotland, as amended by the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 and the Homelessness etc., (Scotland) Act 2003. 

This page was produced on 24 July 2004, and reflects legal provisions in force as at that date.

    SECTION 19

    admission to housing list


    SECTION 20


    persons to have priority on housing list


    SECTION 21


    publication of housing list rules


    SECTION 22




    SECTION 24


    homeless persons and persons threatened with homelessness


    SECTION 25


    priority need


    SECTION 26


    intentional homelessness


    SECTION 27


    local connection


    SECTION 28


    inquiries into homelessness 


    SECTION 29


    interim duty to accommodate in case of apparent priority need


    SECTION 30


    notification of decision and reasons


    SECTION 31


    duties to persons found to be homeless


    SECTION 32


    duties to persons found to be threatened with homelessness




    power of Scottish Ministers to modify application of ss. 31 & 32


    SECTION 33


    referral of application to another local authority


    SECTION 34


    duties to persons who applications are referred


    SECTION 35


    supplemenatary provisions




    right to request a review




    procedure on review