The Scottish Government has published its Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill, which it says will ensure tenants have more security, stability and predictability when privately renting a home in Scotland.
Proposals in the bill include:
The bill forms a key part of the Scottish Government strategy to grow and improve the private rented sector. In response to an action set out in the strategy, Ministers set up an independent Tenancy Review Group which recommended a new tenancy. The introduction of the bill follows two full public consultations, which were undertaken as part of this process and received around 10,000 responses.
“The changes outlined in this bill will give tenants greater security and stability in their home and community,” commented Housing Minister Margaret Burgess. “It will also give landlords reassurance that their tenants will treat their property as a long-term home, rather than somewhere temporary.”
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