Private Residential Tenancy Regime – 1 December 2017

The new private residential tenancy regime introduced by the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 will come into force on 1 December 2017.

Existing short assured tenancies which are in place before 1 December 2017 will continue but there are provisions which deal with the situation where a short assured tenancy is passed on to a successor. It will not be possible to create short assured tenancies after 1 December 2017.

We have previously posted a legal update which summarises the main points relating to the new tenancy regime.

The key feature of the new regime is increased security of tenure for tenants - the tenancy can only be terminated by the landlord on one of the 18 grounds specified in the legislation. These include that the landlord intends to sell...

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