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    There is nothing to stop an Agent or Landlord...

    There is nothing to stop an Agent or Landlord carrying out such checks, however the cost must not be passed to the Tenant or prospective tenant.
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    Do not try to force a tenant to pay for anything...

    Do not try to force a tenant to pay for anything like this, either directly or indirectly.

    It is illegal to charge anything except the Rent or a refundable deposit to the Tenant in Scotland.
  3. No need for a new tenancy. Read the document as...

    No need for a new tenancy. Read the document as it stands. Hopefully it is a Short Assured Tenancy, which states that after the initial period, once the tency reches its Ish Date, that it will roll...
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    Take the matter to the Private Rented Housing...

    Take the matter to the Private Rented Housing Panel.

    http://www.prhpscotland.gov.uk

    They will look at your case and if they decide that it has merit, they will come and inspect the property and...
  5. No all Landlords should show up. But it...

    No all Landlords should show up.

    But it depends how you do the search, and also if the property is manually added to the system (these dont show on the Public Search).

    Best to contact the...
  6. The schemes started on 2nd July 2012. The...

    The schemes started on 2nd July 2012.

    The Deadline for most deposits to be lodged was in November 2012, with the final few having to be lodged by May 2013.

    The Schemes were definately in place...
  7. There is a difference between Landlord...

    There is a difference between Landlord Registration and HMO Licensing. With Registration you only have to have submitted a valid application to seek to let or let the property. With HMO, you require...
  8. Quite right therother! Apologies for any...

    Quite right therother! Apologies for any confusion.

    There are some example Summary Applications online, but best to get a Solicitor to sort for you.
  9. scouser, In Scotland you may legally let to 2...

    scouser,

    In Scotland you may legally let to 2 or less units with out the need for a HMO LIcence. A unit could be a single person or a group of any number who are all related.

    If you are...
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    If the item of furniture is no longer fit for...

    If the item of furniture is no longer fit for purpose, then the Landlord MUST replace it.
  11. Go to your local Sheriff Court and lodge an...

    Go to your local Sheriff Court and lodge an action against the landlord for non lodging of the deposit. Where you can show in Court that he has not lodged the funds with one of the 3 Approved Schemes...
  12. I believe that you will have to get all of the...

    I believe that you will have to get all of the tenants (AND GUARANTORS) to sign the Tenancy Agreement (the same master copy). Don't forget that they will all have to sign, date and time the AT5 also...
  13. 2nd part of question - Badly worded on my...

    2nd part of question -

    Badly worded on my part.

    Here is what the Act says (1988 Act amended the following to include Assured Tenancies):

    Rent Scotland Act 1984 Section 89:

    Where a...
  14. You are permitted to accept or charge rent for...

    You are permitted to accept or charge rent for the rental period starting now, but not for any other periods.

    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1984/58...
  15. If you want or need to raise an action in the...

    If you want or need to raise an action in the Court then you will have had to have served an AT6 on the tennat. If you don't do it now then you will have to serve it later, with all of the extra...
  16. That article is in relation to the Housing Bill...

    That article is in relation to the Housing Bill and the review of the Tenancy Regime, both of which are only part of the way through their processes. None of this is yet in the law, indeed much of it...
  17. Please do not take or charge advance rental in...

    Please do not take or charge advance rental in the future. This is illegal (Section 89 of the Rent (Scotland) Act 1984 and Section 27 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988).

    You cannot charge or...
  18. THe original Tenancy Agreement with month to...

    THe original Tenancy Agreement with month to month after the initial 6 months will stand if that is what the tenant wishes to do. You cannot force the tenant into siging a new tenancy agreement -...
  19. Consumer Protection Guidance for the Lettings Industry

    The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published comprehensive guidance for lettings professionals to help improve their understanding of, and compliance with, consumer protection law.
    ...
  20. However as far as I understand from discussions...

    However as far as I understand from discussions with the Home Office, the burdens on Landlords will not be to onerous.

    Landlords will simply have to check passports and the biometric crads issued...
  21. Met with the Home Office in Glasgow on the 29th...

    Met with the Home Office in Glasgow on the 29th May, and they confirm that the measires will be implemented and possibly as early as September.
  22. Immigration Act 2014 - Residential Tenancy Restrictions

    The Immigration Act 2014 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/22/contents/enacted was created by the Westminster Parliament and was given Royal Assent last week.

    The Act introduces measures...
  23. Make an application to the private rented housing...

    Make an application to the private rented housing panel re the repair issues.

    http://prhpscotland.gov.uk
  24. The guidance applies to privateley rented...

    The guidance applies to privateley rented accommodation.

    Social Housing has its own regulations.

    Building standards were amended from 1 October 2010, and revised technical guidance has been...
  25. Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) training course - Qualify to Do it Yourself

    EAST LOTHIAN

    Tuesday 27th May 2014 – BOOKING FORM http://http://www.landlordaccreditationscotland.com/files/file/Booking%20Form%20PAT%2027%20May%202014.pdf

    Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)...
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