The “Hateful Eighteen” – Your Guide to the Legal Ways a Landlord Can Evict a Tenant

Everyone knows, courtesy of Simon and Garfunkel, there are 50 ways to leave your lover, but did you know your landlord has 18 ways to get you to leave? Many of them are obvious (you broke the law), others are perhaps irritating (the landlord’s granny needs a gaff), while a few are plain obscure (a …

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Attention! The Rules of Renting Are Changing

Renting in Scotland is changing. December 2017 heralds a new era which affects everybody who rents or lets a private residential property. Assured and short assured tenancies in Scotland (SATs) will soon become a thing of the past. As at 1st December 2017 a new tenancy regime, called the private residential tenancy (PRT), comes into …

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Ending the Tenancy 2

Under the new Private Residential Tenancy (PRT), the tenant is now able to give notice any time after the start date of the lease. The tenant must give the landlord minimum 28 days’ notice and in writing. If the landlord wishes to give notice, they must adhere to the new eviction orders for a legitimate …

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