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If you need to evict your tenant

You can still give your tenant a notice telling them that you want to end the tenancy. If your tenant does not move out by the date in the notice, you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber for an eviction order. The Tribunal will decide whether to issue an eviction order, just as it would have before the emergency measures come into force.

If the Tribunal issues an eviction order, Sheriff Officers will not be able to carry out the eviction while the pause is in force, except in a few certain cases. The maximum delay for enforcement of an eviction order is 6 months after the eviction order is issued, even if the pause is still in force.


There are strict legal processes that you must follow to evict a tenant. Not following these processes may be a criminal offence.

You must continue to follow the correct legal process to evict your tenant. The process you must use will depend on the type of tenancy your tenant has.

Find out what to do if you need to evict a tenant who has:

If you are evicting your tenant because they are in rent arrears you must also follow the ‘Private Landlord Pre-action Protocol

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