The Scottish Government is considering a number of suggestions for legislative change to The Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004 which would help improve the response to antisocial behaviour.
Based on engagement with police and local authority antisocial behaviour teams the Government is of the view that there is no need for fundamental legislative reform but they believe some technical changes will help practitioners to use the existing legislation and systems in place more effectively.
To gather views on the changes they are considering the Government launched a consultation paper in June covering a number of topics including information sharing with private landlords. On behalf of members we responded to the consultation questions relating to private landlords (questions numbered 4 to 6).
The Government will now analyse consultation responses and consider other evidence to help reach a decision on how to move forward. We will keep members informed of any developments.