Can room only leases be Private Residential Tenancies? The Upper Tribunal of the Housing and Property Chamber (UT) recently published a decision in which it held a tenant who had exclusive use of one room within a flat and shared common facilities with three other residents did not have a Private Residential Tenancy (PRT). In […]
Continuing or extending short assured tenancies
Enforcing Guarantee Agreements After 1st December 2017 We previously blogged about the transfer of jurisdiction from the Sheriff Court to First-tier Tribunal Housing and Property Chamber (‘FTT’). Almost two years on from 1st December 2017, it is by now well known to Private Sector Landlords and Letting Agents, that the appropriate forum in which to […]
letting agent registration requirements in Scotland
Letting agent registration and Code of Practice
Some guidance on understanding the training requirements that apply to letting agents.
Scottish Government publishes revised Model Tenancy Agreement for Private Residential Tenancies
A letting agent’s guide to new anti money laundering changes
Many will know that the new First-tier Tribunal: Housing and Property Chamber is due to come into existence on 1st December 2016. The entire functions of the Private Rented Housing Panel will transfer to the First-tier Tribunal from that date and new forms have been published in the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property […]
Further to our last blog, it should be noted that there is a new Tenant Information Pack to be used from 1st December 2016. This has been amended to reflect the transfer of functions of the Private Rented Housing Panel to the new First-tier Tribunal. Landlords have a statutory duty under section 30A of the […]
What happens to existing Short Assured Tenancies when the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 comes into force?
The Scottish Government has just published guidance on the new Private Residential Tenancies (PRTs). Introduced by the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 (2016 Act), PRTs are to be the standard form of private sector residential lets and will replace assured and short assured tenancies once the 2016 Act is in force. There is still […]
Private Residential Tenancy Regulations coming into force on 1st December 2017
landlords guidance for smoke detectors
A look at the jurisdiction of the Housing and Property Chamber in relation to private tenancies
Legal changes ahead in Scottish residential letting for 2019