Private Residential Tenancy

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.

The Private Housing (Tenancies) Scotland) Act 2016 introduces the Private Residential Tenancy to Scotland. The tenancy was introduced on the 1st December 2017 and aims to improve security for tenants, whilst ensuring appropriate safeguards for landlords, lenders and investors.

Our comprehensive course has all you need to know about this tenancy. It provides details about the new tenancy including the rights and responsibilities for all parties. It also includes all legal paperwork and repossession procedures.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

• Identify a Private Residential Tenancy (PRT)

• Understand the main features of a PRT

• Describe the repossession procedure of a PRT


Private Rented Sector is a vital housing option in Scotland and the Private Residential tenancy is the biggest change in our generation. It is crucial for  housing professionals, landlords and agents to understand and have knowledge of this new tenancy.  


The course is currently available for free. 

 Price (ex VAT): £0.00