Tenancy - Part 1

Our landlord and tenant clients are not immune from the changes brought about by the Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill.

The Bill has introduced a pre-action protocol which now applies in any landlord repossession case where the ground of possession is unpaid rent. This is whether the tenancy is under a Private Residential Tenancy, an Assured or a Short-Assured Tenancy.

Any proceedings brought to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland will now be scrutinised to establish “the extent to which the landlord has complied with the pre-action protocol prescribed by the Scottish Ministers in regulations.”

The pre-action protocol involves issuing detailed correspondence to your tenant about the terms of the tenancy, rent arrears and any other outstanding financial obligation under the tenancy agreement.

Gilson Gray is well regarded for its expertise acting on behalf of landlords before the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland. We can help with the issue of ‘tribunal compliant’ correspondence and ensure your application for an eviction or payment order goes smoothly.

If you have an issue with a sitting tenant and want to understand your options as a responsible landlord, please do not hesitate to contact David Alexander or David Gray. Please contact by email dalexander@gilsongray.co.ukdgray@gilsongray.co.uk or by telephone 0131 516 5354.

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