We will be getting a new tenancy regime in Scotland as set out in the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016. This new Private Residential Tenancy (PRT) will replace Short Assured and Assured Tenancies after a specific date going forward.
Electronic residential leases are becoming more and more common. Can digital signatures be used in Scotland?
Notwithstanding the recent Brexit vote, the European Convention on Human Rights (EHCR) remains part of our law at least for now. Read more.
Find out more about joint tenancies, the legislation in Scotland and what landlords can and cannot do.
Read about the registration, regulation and training requirements for letting agents in Scotland and the Letting Agent Code of Practice.
Earlier this month a Scottish letting agent pled guilty to an offence under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. What was perhaps surprising was that the ‘offence’ committed by the letting agents was the failure to lodge deposits with an approved tenancy deposit scheme on behalf one of their landlord clients. In terms […]
What happens to existing Short Assured Tenancies when the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 comes into force?