Category Archives: Residential Leases


New Scottish Private Residential Tenancy in force from 1 December 2017

The Scottish Government has published regulations which confirm that the new form of Scottish residential tenancy, known as the Private Residential Tenancy will be introduced on 1 December 2017. This new form of tenancy was created by the Private Housing … More

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A Legal Update for Landlords

The private rental sector will face significant changes over the next year with the introduction of the new ‘Private Residential Tenancy’ and the ‘Letting Agent’ Regulations but there are a number of other recent legal developments that landlords should be … More

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New legal arrangements for private tenancies and court procedures

Small claims and residential leases are amongst the few legal documents that many people try and draft themselves. Over the next six months all of these will be changing, with the replacement of Assured and Short Assured Tenancies by a … More

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Airbnb Boom

Founded in August 2008 and based in San Francisco, Airbnb is a “trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover and book unique accommodation around the world”-online or from a mobile or tablet. Whether a room for a night, a … More

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Private Landlords Should Ready Themselves For New Legislation

Major new legislation is on the horizon which will make significant changes to renting and letting residential property in Scotland. The time of arrival is as yet unknown but it is expected to be late 2017 or early 2018. At … More

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LET IT

LET IT – be known that letting agents can be sanctioned for failing to comply with Tenancy Deposit Scheme rules. For the first time, a letting agent, rather than a landlord, has been penalised since the introduction of regulations imposing … More

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Conversion of Long Leases to Outright Ownership in Scotland

Tenants under certain long leases in Scotland as from 28th November 2015 automatically became the outright owners of the property as a result of key provisions of the Long Leases (Scotland) Act 2012. In contrast to England and Wales, long … More

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New Tenancy Information Packs must be Issued by Landlords

Since the 1 May 2013 a tenancy information pack (TIP) has had to be provided for all new assured and short assured tenancies. This duty also applies to the renewal of tenancy arrangements when a new agreement is drawn up … More

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Sub-letting is an Issue for Landlords and Tenants

Recent research carried out by Direct Line for Business found that as many as one in six tenants in the UK admit that they have rented out part or all of their property to someone who is not party to … More

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