Compulsory owners’ associations

Compulsory owners’ associations

In March 2018, a Scottish Parliament working group was convened to explore what actions could be taken to improve the condition of Scotland’s tenements. The working group made a number of recommendations for changes in legislation and practice, including the...
Parliament seeks views on Housing Bill

Parliament seeks views on Housing Bill

As we reported recently the government has published a Housing Bill to progress plans originally set out in its New Deal for Tenants consultation in 2021. For a summary of the proposals set out in the Bill see our news article here. The Scottish Parliament has now...
BBC Debate Night special episode – be in the studio audience

BBC Debate Night special episode – be in the studio audience

A message from BBC presenter, Stephen Jardine DO YOU WANT TO BE IN THE STUDIO AUDIENCE OF A BBC TV PROGRAMME? Debate Night is BBC Scotland’s political TV discussion show and we want the people of Scotland to have their say. EDINBURGH – the evening of Wednesday 1 May...
Further changes to model lease

Further changes to model lease

Due to government errors with the updating of its model lease at the start of April, further changes have been made to the lease wording. All the changes made to the lease since 31 March are highlighted in yellow in the lease template which you can download here....
Further changes to model lease

Changes to model tenancy agreement and guidance notes

The Scottish Government has made minor changes to its model private residential tenancy (PRT), to reflect the ending of the rent cap and eviction moratorium on 31 March 2024, and to reflect changes to the Repairing Standard which came into force on 1 March 2024. The...
End of rent cap and eviction moratorium

End of rent cap and eviction moratorium

The rent cap and eviction moratorium came to an end on 31 March 2024. A summary of what this means for landlords is set out below: Rent cap – as of 1 April 2024 landlords can propose an increase of any amount for tenants on private residential tenancy (PRT)...
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