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Homelessness Section 11 Notice

The Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 places a legal requirement on landlords and creditors to notify a local authority where they plan to evict a tenant by raising proceedings for possession or serve certain notices regarding the standard security of a property.

The purpose of the Section 11 Notice is to allow local authorities to work with individuals at an early stage, where a landlord or creditor has raised proceedings for repossession.  A local authority is required to respond to the Notice with the aim of preventing homelessness.

If you are at risk of losing your home an appointment can be set up at a suitable time to explore your housing options. It is really important to contact early as this will ensure appropriate advice and guidance is available to support you with your housing situation before it becomes a crisis, the earlier you contact the more options we have available to assist you.

Housing Options Team

Telephone 0300 123 0900



A landlord (private landlord or registered social landlord) has a legal duty to notify a local authority when they raise proceedings for possession for a property.  This applies when landlords apply to the First Tier Tribunal.

You can notify us using the form below:

Section 11 Notice by Landlord of Proceedings for Possession (Word doc) [202KB]


The Section 11 notification amends the Conveyancing and Feudal Reform (Scotland) Act 1970 and the Mortgage Rights (Scotland) Act 2001.

Creditors have a legal to duty to notify a local authority when they:

  • serve a calling up notice requiring discharge of the debt secured on property 
  • serve a notice of default calling on a debtor to remedy a default 
  • apply to court for a warrant to exercise remedies on default 
  • raise proceedings to eject a proprietor.

You can notify us using the form below:

Section 11 Notice by Creditor (Word doc) [202KB]