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My old landlord is holding possessions of mine until a debt

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My old landlord is holding possessions of mine until a debt is paid, is this legal in Scotland?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  JGM replied 1 year ago.
This is not legal. A residential landlord can't retain a tenant's personal possession against payment of a debt. You can demand return and if necessary raise an action for delivery and damages. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.
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