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Private residential tenancy model agreement: easy read notes

Published: 18 Oct 2017
Part of:

Information about the statutory and discretionary clauses in the model private residential tenancy agreement.

49 page PDF


49 page PDF


Private residential tenancy model agreement: easy read notes
Useful Contacts and Links

49 page PDF


Useful Contacts and Links


First-Tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber)

4th Floor
1 Atlantic Quay
45 Robertson Street
G2 8JB

Tel: 0141 302 5900

Rent Service Scotland

2nd Floor Endeavour House
1 Greenmarket

Tel: 0300 244 7000

Scottish Landlord Register

To check on line if a landlord is registered.

General Advice

Citizens Advice Scotland
Citizens Advice Bureau which can help with money, legal, consumer and other problems.
Tel: 0808 800 9060

Energy Saving Trust
Gives independent help and advice on how to save energy in the home.
Tel: 0800 512 012

Office of the Gas and Electricity Markets ( Ofgem)
Protects the interests of gas and electricity consumers.
Tel: 0141 331 2678

Housing advice

Shelter Scotland
Offers advice, information and advocacy to tenants in privately rented housing.
Tel: 0808 800 4444

Tenancy Deposit Schemes

Letting Protection Service Scotland
Tel: 0844 472 6666

Safe Deposits Scotland
Tel: 0845 604 4345

Mydeposits Scotland
Tel: 0845 634 5400

Safety advice

Gas Safe Register
Offers gas safety advice and can take action to ensure that gas appliances in a property are safe.
Tel: 0800 408 5500

Health and Safety Executive
Provides a range of health and safety advice.

Electrical Safety Council
UK charity that provides electricity safety advice for the home.
Tel: 0131 445 4690

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Fire safety advice

Landlord and letting agent representatives

Scottish Association of Landlords
Represents the interests of landlords and letting agencies in Scotland.
Tel: 0131 564 0100

Scottish Land and Estates
Represents the interests of rural landlords in Scotland.
Tel: 0131 653 5400

Landlord Accreditation Scotland
Provides information on accommodation which is managed by an accredited landlord.
Tel: 0131 553 2211

National Landlords Association
An association for private landlords in the UK.
Tel: 020 7840 8900

Association of Residential Letting Agents
An association for registered letting agents.
Tel: 0844 387 0555



An errata was issued on 7 December 2017.

Page 2: Some changes to content and grammar.
Page 5: The second paragraph under ‘Communication’ has a minor change.
Page 21: A small change to the ‘Portable Appliance Testing Report’ bullet point.
Page 39: One amendment has been made to the ‘Local Council Taxes/Charges’ paragraph.

The pdf and html have both been updated to reflect this change.