Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act

Blog: The Private Rented Tenancy Regime… one year on

Marking one year since the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act saw private rented civil cases transferred to the Housing and Property Chamber, BTO solicitor Lauren McLeod provides comment on how the tribunals have been working in practice.

Published 15 January 2019

Blog: Private Residential Tenancies – one year on, how has the new law changed renting in Scotland?

One year after private renters were given new rights, James Mullaney looks at what has improved and what still needs to be done.

Published 4 December 2018

Private rented sector tenants living in poverty up 75% in a decade

The number of people in the private rented sector (PRS) who are living in poverty has increased by 75% over the past decade, according to new analysis.

Published 16 August 2018

Scottish private rent costs soar in January ‘in anticipation of rent controls’

Almost half (44%) of Scottish private tenants saw their rent costs rise in January, a considerable contrast to the national average of 19%, according to new figures.

Published 1 March 2018

Blog: Challenges in 2018 as we look to build the homes we need

Housing delivery, homelessness, standards and much more - as we enter 2018, CIH Scotland policy expert Ashley Campbell explores what to look out for.

Published 18 January 2018

Blog: A new era of private renting in Scotland: introducing the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016

Real estate expert Heather Pearson says reform in Scotland’s private rented sector will make renting a viable long-term housing option. 

Published 18 December 2017

New dawn for Scotland’s private renters as new Private Residential Tenancy comes into force

Sweeping new private renting laws that will significantly affect the rights of Scotland’s 760,000 private renters come into force today.

Published 1 December 2017

Blog: A new PRS in time for Christmas

To mark today’s introduction of the new Private Residential Tenancy, Ashley Campbell outlines the ramifications of the new regime.

Published 1 December 2017

Blog: Private Residential Tenancies: what it means for landlords

A few days ago the Scottish Government blogged about how the changes coming to private renting legislation will benefit people renting privately in Scotland; here it outlines what is in store for landlords.

Published 26 October 2017

Dundee landlords invited to hear about new tenancy agreements

The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) will be holding an information event for landlords in Dundee and Angus to understand their new responsibilities when a new tenancy agreement for the Private Rented Sector (PRS) comes in to force in December.

Published 26 October 2017

Scottish Association of Landlords releases private residential tenancy video

Published 25 October 2017

Blog: What the private residential tenancy means for tenants

After publishing the new model form of private residential tenancy agreement last week, the Scottish Government outlines how new legislation will benefit people renting privately in Scotland.

Published 23 October 2017

Model tenancy agreement for new private residential tenancy published

The Scottish Government has published the new model form of private residential tenancy agreement which will be used under legislation coming into force on 1 December 2017.

Published 20 October 2017

Consultation opens on regulation and policy proposals to support PRS legislation

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation into secondary legislation and further policy to support a new private residential tenancy in Scotland.

Published 4 October 2016

Blog: Major changes to the private rented sector

James Jack, Associate at law firm Burness Paull has produced a detailed briefing note on the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016.

Published 17 June 2016