Major changes to the tenancy laws in Scotland will give more security to tenants, but also produce hazards for landlords, write Lucy Harington and Louise McAlister from the Commercial Dispute Resolution Team at TLT LLP. The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act will commence in stages later thi
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
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
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
Hew Edgar RICS Scotland has called on the Scottish Government to reconsider changes to the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill which will remove the initial period from the residential tenancy.
As the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill moves toward Stage 3 of scrutiny at the Scottish Parliament, PRS 4 Scotland is urging providers and businesses in the PRS to let their MSPs know what they think of the proposed legislation. Shelter Scotland commented authoritatively here about the p
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.
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