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President of Private Rented Housing Panel appointed

4 June 2010

Solicitor Aileen Margaret Devanny has been appointed as the new President of the Private Rented Housing Panel, Housing Minister Alex Neil has announced.

Ms Devanny, a principal solicitor at North Lanarkshire Council, takes over the presidency for five years until 25 May 2015.

Set up in 2007, the Private Rented Housing Panel is responsible for upholding the repairing standard in  private rented housing and for assessing rents for certain types of tenancies.

She has sat on various tribunals, tutors in judicial competencies and has 18 years' experience as a legal adviser in judicial proceedings. She is also a SACRO-accredited mediator.

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