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5 May, 2020 Open access

Seven day limit on unsuitable temporary accommodation in Scotland extended to cover all homeless applicants

New Scottish statutory instrument also includes temporary exemption from the limit for coronavirus-related placements in hotels and bed and breakfasts

New regulations have been issued in Scotland in relation to the limit on the length of stays in unsuitable temporary accommodation.

In force from 6 May 2020, the Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020 (SSI.No.139/2020) amends the Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) Order 2014 - that sets a seven day limit on the amount of time specified types of homeless households should spend in unsuitable temporary accommodation - by -

SSI.No.139/2020 is available from legislation.gov.uk