From December 2017 anyone signing a new tenancy for a private let will sign the new Private Residential Tenancy, all landlord and tenant disputes will be heard in a new specialist tribunal and from January 2018 all letting agents will be required to register and adhere to a code of practice. To support your understanding of these reforms , as part of Shelter Scotland's partnership with the Scottish Government to raise awareness of the new Private Residential Tenancy, we have produced free learning resources to support your understanding of this tenancy and the Private Rented Sector.
Any tenancy that starts on or after 1 December 2017 will be a private residential tenancy.
This new tenancy will replace the assured and short assured tenancy and will bring in changes and improvements to the private rented sector, including no more fixed terms, rent increases, longer notice period, simpler notices and a model tenancy agreement.
With so much going on in the private rented housing sector, it has never been more important to get informed. This comprehensive course has all you need to know about this tenancy and understand the rights and responsibilities of tenants and those of landlords. It includes all the associated legal paperwork, repossession procedures and other helpful resources.
The course will enable housing support practitioners to:
- Understand how the new tenancy will operate
- Identify the rights of their clients who have a PRT
- Know who to signpost people to who have a PRT in need of advice
The course is currently available for free.