The Scottish Government has started a consultation process on private residential tenancy reform.
They have put out a consultation document which is proposing a complete reform of the current tenancy regime.
It is likely to lead to the biggest reform of landlord/tenant legislation in over 25 years.
If the legislation on this is carried through the reforms proposed will make fundamental changes to the residential tenancy system in Scotland.
This will affect all Scottish private landlords, letting agents and tenants.
The landlords’ association in Scotland have highlighted a number of concerns, the main ones being that this would mean:
– the loss of a landlord’s right to end the tenancy at the expiry of the fixed term without having to use grounds for possession; and
– the consideration being given to mid tenancy rent controls.
All landlords affected should read the consultation document and complete and reply to the Scottish Government.
Download the Scottish Tenancy Reform Consultation Document here:
The consultation period runs until 28 December 2014.
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