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Private residential tenancy model agreement: easy read notes

Published: 18 Oct 2017
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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
Relevant Legislation

49 page PDF


Relevant Legislation

Rent (Scotland) Act 1984 - clarification of illegal premiums.

Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 - landlord's identity requirement; overcrowding and serious disrepair regulation.

Data Protection Act 1998 - tenant's personal data to be held securely and only lawfully disclosed

Antisocial Behaviour etc (Scotland) Act 2004 - landlord registration regulation, anti-social behaviour.

Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 - Housing in Multiple Occupation regime; Tenancy Deposit Scheme regulatory framework; landlord's right of access; Repairing Standard and right to adapt properties.

Equality Act 2010 - discrimination, including in relation to alterations.

Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 - timing of service of notices

Private Rented Housing (Scotland) Act 2011 - changed the registration of private landlords; amendments to the Housing in Multiple Occupation licensing regime; introduction of Overcrowding Statutory Notices.

The Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011 - tenancy deposit schemes

Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 - introduced regulatory system for letting agents.

Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 - established the private residential tenancy.

Regulations under the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016:

The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2017

The Private Residential Tenancies (Statutory Terms) (Scotland) Regulations 2017

The Private Residential Tenancies (Information for Tenants) (Scotland) Regulations 2017

The Private Residential Tenancies (Prescribed Notices and Forms) (Scotland) Regulations 2017, S.S.I. 2017/297

The Private Residential Tenancies (Information for Determining Rents and Fees for Copies of Information) (Scotland) Regulations 2017, S.S.I. 2017/296

The Notice to Local Authorities (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2017, S.S.I. 2017/295

The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 (Commencement No. 2 and Saving Provision) Regulations 2017, S.S.I. 2017/293

Please note these hyperlinks links to may show the enactments as originally made, so may not always show amendments.



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.