October 2017 – “To boldly go” New private residential tenancy agreements – Model Agreements

The Bullet Point Updates for April and May 2016 gave an outline of the radical re-vamp of private residential tenancies under the Private Housing (Tenancies)(Scotland) Act 2016) (“the new Act”) and the July 2017 BPU touched on an aspect of … More

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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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July 2017 – Private tenancies – Old and New

The Bullet Point Updates for April 2016 and May 2016 gave an outline of the radical re-vamp of private residential tenancies under the Private Housing (Tenancies)(Scotland) Act 2016) (“the new Act”) which is expected to have effect from December this year. … 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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May 2016 – Private Residential Tenancies – Part 2

The Private Housing (Tenancies)(Scotland) Act 2016 (“the 2016 Act”) received Royal Assent last month. Not much of it is yet in force. But it makes sweeping changes to the law concerning private residential tenancies in Scotland. This Note outlines some … More

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April 2016 – Private Residential Tenancies – Part 1

The Private Housing (Tenancies)(Scotland) Act 2016 (“the 2016 Act”) received Royal Assent this month. Not much of it is yet in force. But it makes sweeping changes to the law concerning private residential tenancies in Scotland. So this Note outlines … More

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October 2015 – Private Tenancy Rent Control

Introduction  The Bullet Point Update (No. 4) for April this year said something about changes in the offing for private rented sector tenancies. Things have moved on a bit since then and the changes now included in The Private Housing … More

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October 2013 – Landlords – take care! Tenancy Deposit Scheme Regulations have teeth

Landlords – take care! & Tenants – know your rights! Tenancy Deposit Scheme Regulations have teeth The Court Department here has recently acted on behalf of a tenant in a case where the landlord had not complied with their duties … More

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August 2012 – Costs Of Evictions By Landlords

Usually residential tenancies work well. But sometimes they don’t. When they don’t the landlord may end up seeking to remove (in this Note “evict”) the tenant from the property. That involves a number of hoops which must be jumped through; … More

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