Unlike the short assured tenancy regime, which allowed landlords to seek an order of eviction where the contractually agreed period had ended, the PRT requires landlords to rely on one or more of 18 specified grounds under the Act.
We can all identify parcels of land and buildings, large and small, in our communities that are unoccupied, boarded up and more often than not a blight on the area. Proposals were announced this year that could help bring back into productive use abandoned and derelict land in our cities and communities.
Section 63 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 provides for regulations to be made for (1) the assessment of the energy performance of existing non-domestic buildings and (2) building owners to take steps to improve the energy performance of affected buildings.
The Scottish Government has published their Consultation on proposals for regulations and policy supporting the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 (“the Act”). The Act is set to replace the current regime of assured and short assured tenancies with a New Private Residential Tenancy from 1 December 2017. Any tenancies created prior to that date will remain unchanged.