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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Rent Increases According to Private Residential Tenancy

From 1st December 2017 landlords and agents will be able to increase rents for tenants in private residential property no more than once every 12 months. Before they can do that though, they will have to serve a three month notice to their tenants, using a prescribed form. If the tenant believes the rent increase …

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