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Introduction of the new Private Residential Tenancy (PRT) in Scotland

A new tenancy regime in Scotland, the ‘Private Residential Tenancy’ (PRT) will take effect from 1st December 2017 following approval by the Scottish Government of The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016.

The Scottish Government has recently introduced further legislation to clarify the position regarding existing Short Assured Tenancies (SATs) which confirms that the new regime does not affect existing tenancies and as such, assured and short assured tenancies will continue to operate until terminated by landlord or tenant.

Further information regarding the new tenancy regime can be found on the Scottish Government website. A short video has also been produced by the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) which provides information on the new tenancy regime.

Should you have any questions or wish to discuss any aspect of the new Private Residential Tenancy (PRT) please do not hesitate to contact us.