Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act

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New legislation that will modernise the private rented sector (PRS) was passed last night by the Scottish Parliament. The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill will create simpler tenancies, offer stability and security to the 700,000 tenants who call the private rented sector home, and ensure

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Margaret Burgess Housing minister Margaret Burgess has announced that a re-elected SNP government will ensure that there is no cost to take a case before the new Housing and Property Tribunal.

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Scottish Land & Estates and NFU Scotland have appealed to Scottish ministers to ensure that businesses have the ability to supply accommodation for employees in rural areas in forthcoming tenancy legislation. The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill is to be considered at Stage 3 by the S

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The Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) has published a briefing note of the parliamentary scrutiny of the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill. Issued prior to the Bill’s Stage 3 proceedings, which are scheduled to take place on March 17, the briefing is designed to provide a su

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James Battye As the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill moves at a pace through the infrastructure and capital investment committee, James Battye, policy officer at Shelter Scotland, discusses how things will change for the 330,000 households renting from private landlords across Scotland.

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The Scottish Government has passed amendments to its Private Tenancies Bill to strengthen its proposed rent control laws, though campaigners have warned that ministers need to go further to ensure protections for vulnerable tenants are guaranteed under the new legislation. The Private Housing (Tenan

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