Private Residential Tenancies Scotland – New House Rules

Private Residential Tenancies Scotland – New House Rules


How will changes to Scotland’s tenancy
laws affect you? Changes to the law around private Residential Tenancies are
rolling out across Scotland this year. If you rent your home it’s important that
you’re switched on to how these changes could affect you. From the 1st of
December 2017 your rental agreement will no longer have an end date, giving you
more rights and the ability to plan your future and your home. Unlike in the past
your landlord can’t just ask you to leave without a good reason.
They can only evict you by using one or more of 18 new grounds. Your notice
period will depend on how long you’ve lived in the property and the grounds
your landlord is using to evict you. Your landlord must give you a minimum of
28 days notice if you have rented the property for six months or less. You will
get at least 84 days notice if you have lived here for more than six months and
you’re not at fault and your landlord now has to give you a written or
electronic copy of all the terms of your tenancy by the end of the date that you
move in. Under the new rules your rent can only go up once a year with three months
notice, giving you greater peace of mind where your money is concerned. To make
sure you don’t get mixed up the government has produced a new model
tenancy agreement to help you and your landlord follow the new rules. Not all
tenancies go smoothly so if you disagree with your landlord, it’s now
easier to get problems heard by someone who can help get them fixed. If you’re a
student living in the halls of residence or if you live with your landlord the
new rules don’t apply to you and remember the new tenancy laws won’t
affect you until your current tenancy agreement comes to an end.
To get the full picture than what Scotland’s new House Rules move for you
visit the Scottish Government website from more information.

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