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The Private Rented Tenancy Regime…one year on

28 December 2018

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.

Simple Procedure — one year on

19 December 2017

This time last year, the Simple Procedure replaced the Small Claims and Summary Cause Procedures in the Sheriff Court for actions seeking payment of sums up to £5,000 or where specific implement is sought.

Simple procedure

22 December 2016

On the 28 November 2016 the Sheriff Court Small Claims and Summary Cause procedures were replaced with a new Simple Procedure. This new procedure is to be used for financial claims up to £5000 or where specific implement is sought.

Consultation on new private tenancy introduced by Private Housing (Tenancies)(Scotland) Act 2016

26 October 2016

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.

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