Changes to the Private Rented Housing Panel (PRHP) and Home Owner Housing Panel (HOHP)From 1st December 2016 the Private Rented Housing Panel (PRHP) and the Home Owner Housing Panel (HOHP) will be known as the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber).
This new Chamber is the first of several Chambers of the First-tier Tribunal that will be formed to bring the Scottish Tribunals into an integrated structure.
Administration will continue to be provided by the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) but please be advised that the PRHP and HOHP names will no longer be used - correspondence will be from the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber) instead.
The Chamber has its own dedicated website which details information covering all published decisions and information about future hearings - www.housingandpropertychamber.scot
The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber) will continue to deal with determinations of rent or repair issues in private sector housing as well as assistance in exercising a landlord’s right of entry. The Chamber will also provide relatively informal and flexible proceedings to help resolve issues that arise between homeowners and property factors.
The Chamber will also start to hear more private rented sector cases from December 2017 including the new letting agents’ regime, transfer of jurisdiction from the sheriff courts and new private tenancies.
The President of the new Chamber is Mrs Aileen Devanny (formerly the President of PRHP and HOHP). Existing members will transfer to the new Tribunal.
Change of address:
We would also like to make you aware that the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) Operations Centre has moved to the following address:
Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS)
1 Atlantic Quay
45 Robertson Street
This centre will continue to provide administrative support to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber).
New contact details:
Note: A two-tiered Tribunals structure for Scotland
The Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014 creates a two-tier structure which will bring improvements to the structure, management and organisation of Tribunals.
Applications will initially be sent to the First-tier Tribunal for determination with an onward appeal route to the Upper Tribunal for Scotland, rather than to the Courts as at present. The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland and the Upper Tribunal for Scotland (Upper Tribunal) will be collectively known as the Scottish Tribunals.