All private residential rents in Scotland (from 1 December 2017) are residential rents (PRT) and a specific PRT agreement is therefore required. The Scottish Government has created a standard tenancy agreement, which we use as a suitable version for Clan Gordon`s rents. If not, you are likely to have a lease agreement that gives tenants rights that you do not intend to do. Holiday rentals are usually for a short period of time, but it is possible to rent holidays outside the season if a short holiday lease has taken place within a specified time frame. The maximum duration of a low season leave leave 8 months and we would recommend legal advice if you wish to rent a low season. Access – Depending on the type of rental you have, your landlord must give you 48 (Scottish resident rent) or 24 other rental contracts in advance before coming to your home to arrange things like repairs. An exception is an emergency such as a gas leak or a high tide. You (or your landlord) must provide tenants with the name of the rental deposit system used and the prescribed information, as stated in the rental deposit rules. At Clan Gordon, we use SafeDeposits Scotland for all our rental deposits. Legislation on the safety of rental properties has changed in Scotland in recent years.

It is your responsibility to ensure that the following reviews and alarms are completed before your tenants move in and stay within the date for the duration of the lease. If you use a rental agent, it will be on your behalf. Illegal/non-enforceable clauses – once you have verified what rights you have under your lease from the above information, check that your lease has not been changed to deprive them of these rights. Your approval should complement your existing rights, not withdraw them. In addition to the rental agreement that clearly states the terms of the tenancy, you must also provide the tenant with accompanying notes – either the Easy Government Model Private Tenant Tenant Agreement – depending on the agreement you are using. When renting property, it is important to have a written agreement that defines rights and obligations as a tenant or landlord. The rights you have depend on the type of accommodation you have and whether the person you are renting also resides in the facility. If you have lived in the property for 6 months or less, the owners must inform at least 28 days in advance if they wish to terminate the lease. If you have lived in the accommodation for more than six months, the landlord must have a minimum of 84 days in advance.

The PRT also introduces detailed reasons for the removal of owners. This means that the owners cannot evict you for no good reason. As a result, the tenant may have a stronger right to reside in the property than the owner`s right to use or sell the property. It should therefore be remembered that tenants are entitled, in addition to the rights set out in a written tenancy agreement. However, there are types of leases that strike a balance between the tenant`s right of occupancy and the right of landlords to repossess their property. If you are not happy to sign the rental agreement that your landlord gives you, you can take it to a Shelter Scotland counselling centre or to consult with citizens and ask a councillor to check it out for you. The tenancy system defines the legal agreement between the tenant and the lessor and is an important part of ensuring that the private rental sector is functioning properly. If you rent a property as a main apartment during your studies and you do not live with the person you are renting, it is almost certain that you should have a Scottish private housing rental agreement, even if your landlord has given you another type of agreement.