A new structure for tribunals in Scotland comes into effect on Thursday 1 December 2016 with the launch of the Housing and Property Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland and the Upper Tribunal for Scotland.

The Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014 created a modernised format bringing devolved tribunal jurisdictions together. The Act creates two new tribunals, the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland and the Upper Tribunal for Scotland, known collectively as the Scottish Tribunals. Administration of the tribunals will continue to be provided by the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS).

The Housing and Property Chamber will take over the work of the former Private Rented Housing Panel (PHRP) and the Homeowner Housing Panel (HOHP) dealing with property issues. It will hear disputes on rents, repairs and access for landlords to their properties as well as helping to resolve disputes that arise between homeowners and property factors.

Further information can be found here