The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill 2015 completes Holyrood process.

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    The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill 2015 completes Holyrood process.

    The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill which has completed Scottish Parliamentary procedures (ie will happen..) ends fixed terms for private tenancies (ie there will be no fixed terms, no initial 6 or 12 months..!) , gets rid of "no fault" evictions. After a tenant has been in a tenancy for 28 days he will be able to give landlord 28 days notice to leave.

    The procedure for a landlord to evict a tenant will be rather more "interesting". Different grounds from before.

    Expected to start late 2017 for new tenancies.

    See
    http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/pa...ess/93495.aspx
    &
    http://www.brodies.com/node/6192
    &
    https://www.scottishlandlords.com/Ne...?ArticleId=428
    I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

    #2
    Well god help all tenants in Scotland. A real blow to anyone who wants cheap, flexible, decent short-term accommodation.

    Politicians really are fools.

    If this is an indication of what a fascist loonie like a Corbyn might do then god help England too. Yet another reason for landlords to start withdrawing from this politically tainted market as soon as possible. In the meantime follow the usual rules - no tenants who are in any way problematical, no tenants on benefits, no tenants who do not have significant cash reserves in the bank, and keep raising rents as fast as you can.....

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      #3
      Originally posted by AndrewDod View Post
      ...... and keep raising rents as fast as you can.....
      Ah: Rent levels will also be controlled:

      - Rent reviews no more than once in any 12 months..
      - If T thinks rent increase higher than comparable properties, T can seek adjudication, via FTT
      - Consideration for limiting rent levels for sitting tenants in "hot-spot" areas....

      You're happy with what the conservatives have done since the election? Why do you think Corbyn is relevant? You seem somewhat angry....?


      Slàinte mhath!
      I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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        #4
        I accept that due to the lack of social housing more families are now housed in the Private Rental Sector and that the current tenancy regime is not ideal for these families.

        However for transient tenants such as students and those working away from home who make up the vast majority of the Private Rental Sector the current tenancy regime works very well.

        In my opinion the proposals will improve the tenancy regime for families but do huge damage to transient tenancies.

        Surely a better approach would be to have two tenancy regimes one aimed at families and to keep the existing regime for transient tenancies.

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          #5
          Transient tenancies as you put it also make up a group of people who are marginalised and penalised by rogue landlords.

          Though as you rightly point out social houses on the way - an extra 30,000 - in Scotland at least - where the Government puts people over profit and has a social conscience.

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            #6
            An alternative viewpoint...
            http://govanlc.blogspot.co.uk/2016/0...otlands_4.html

            Slàinte mhath!
            I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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              #7
              Transcient tenants include very wealthy people who are able to rent very expensive properties.

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                #8
                AD

                Whoever wrote that obviously believes that all property is theft.

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                  #9
                  Quite possibly the ‘Scottish Solicitor of the Year’, 2007 and 2011.
                  https://www.scottishhousingregulator...rd/mike-dailly
                  I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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                    #10
                    I am sure he is a good solicitor but all his successes are of a Marxist nature.

                    I would say that this bill is aimed to help the "benefit streets" tenant and for anyone to think that this is good news for landlords would suggest that either they haven't read the bill or that they are a communist.

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                      #11
                      Received Royal Assent 22nd April
                      http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/pa...lls/92310.aspx

                      It is now ... (Act) 2016... and published..
                      http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/20...ntents/enacted
                      I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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                        #12
                        I had thought that when there was a eviction on the grounds of selling or refurbishment, that there was a requirement to offer the property to the previous tenants in the event of no sale taking place or once the refurbishment works had been completed, however interestingly this does not appear in the bill.

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