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Private Rented Housing Panel/ Homeowner Housing Panel positions available

Scottish Ministers are seeking to appoint a number of legally qualified chairpersons, surveyor members and housing members for the Private Rented Housing Panel (prhp) / Homeowner Housing Panel (hohp).

The prhp is responsible for determining referrals from tenants concerning the landlord's duty to comply with the Repairing Standard under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006. The Panel is also responsible for making rent assessments in certain types of tenancies and deciding other tenancy matters in the private rented sector. The implementation of the Property Factors (Scotland) Act 2011 on 1 October 2012 will create the hohp which will operate alongside PRHP as a single Tribunal Non-Departmental Public Body. The hohp will be responsible for resolving disputes between homeowners and property factors relating to property factoring and land management issues.

  • Chairpersons must be solicitors or advocates who are either members of the Law Society of Scotland or members of the Faculty of Advocates. Daily sitting fee: £316.
  • Surveyor Members must be chartered surveyors. Daily sitting fee: £253.
  • Housing Members must have qualifications and/or experience of housing/land management/ building repairs/ or factoring issues. Daily sitting fee: £163.

Time commitment: Approximately 15 days per annum. Hearings are held throughout Scotland.

For further details and an application pack can be obtained by telephoning: 0131 244 3311or writing to: Scottish Tribunals Service, 2nd Floor West, St. Andrews House, Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG.

You should provide your name, address and the appointment you are interested in. Interviews will be held during August and September. The Scottish Government welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced people from diverse backgrounds. Appointed on merit: committed to diversity and equality.

Closing date: Friday 13 July 2012.

 

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