This is a follow up from my previous question "Assignation of housing association tenancy in Scotland".
Essentially my questions (with answers) were.
Q.We moved into this house via an exchange 18 years ago, does that effect / nullify the chance of assignation?
Q.Would the house being a 3 bedroom and me being a single male effect the chances of assignation?
A. That's not relevant.
Q. If I am unable to go for assignation, what other routes do I have. Could I try for a joint tenancy or something similar? Any down falls of that? i.e would that extend the length of time my parents have to stay in current house?
A. There's no reason why you can't get an assignation.
I got in touch with the housing association by sending an assignation request.
My parents had a meeting today with the housing association.
They were told that the panel has decided to refuse assignation due to there being a lot of people waiting for a 3 bedroom and 3 bedroom is inappropriate for a single person. He said that they will send an official letter out this week and my parent have the right to appeal.
What rights do we have now?
Can they refuse assignation due to me being single and/or there being alot of people on the waiting list? Although I was not there, my parents informed me that he (the housing rep) couldn't understand why Im not actually on any waiting list my self. Could not being on a waiting list effect my circumstances?
Where do we go from here?
I was also informed that the rep said something about they could go to Sheriff Court in regard to the appeal. I really do not want to go there but what are the procedures, time frame, legalities and most important typical cost of going down such a road.
I understand from a housing side of things it makes sense what they are saying, is that also the way the law / sheriff will see it?