The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill is a government bill that was introduced in the Scottish Parliament on 7 October 2015. The Bill seeks to introduce a new tenancy for the private rented sector in Scotland to supersede the short assured tenancy and assured tenancy created under the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988.
The Scottish Government expects that the Bill will improve security of tenure for tenants and provide appropriate safeguards for landlords, lenders and investors, thus contributing to the Scottish Government’s vision for the private rented sector.
This briefing discusses the background to the Bill and the main provisions in the Bill. SPICe Briefing 15-66 Private Rents provides an overview of rent statistics and further information about the debate on whether rent control provisions are needed.
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Published: 28 October 2015