Friday 31 May 2013

Public legal education: Your rights under the Property Factors (Scotland) Act 2011

GLC's Public Legal Education (PLE) project has published a consumer friendly information leaflet to help Scots understand their new rights under the Property Factors (Scotland) Act 2011. In particular, our PLE project has been working in the community of Govanhill (based at Govanhill Law Centre) and across the Southside of Glasgow to raise public awareness in a number of key areas of housing and property law.

GLC's information leaflet - available to download as a PDF here - explains in simple terms the new rights for Scottish homeowners in relation to property factor disputes. The Property Factors (Scotland) Act 2011 was drafted by Govan Law Centre on behalf of the member's bill sponsor, Patricia Ferguson MSP.

It aims to raise awareness around the new registration scheme for property managers in Scotland, the Code of Conduct which property factors must abide by, and the new Homeowner Housing Panel and Committee, which can hear disputes and enforce remedies without the need for a solicitor or the fear of being exposed to
legal expenses.


  1. Does that include properties factored by the GHA?

  2. Yes - any property factor in Scotland - all factors are included.