Proposed tenancy changes give rise to discontent in Scotland

Proposals by the Scottish Government to replace assured and short assured tenancies by the Scottish Private Rented Tenancy (SPRT) in the private rented sector is causing concern within the lettings industry. A particular area of concern is the potential impact that the new legislation will have on the ability of landlords in Edinburgh to let properties to both students and visitors to the city’s famous International Festival and Fringe. The fear is that the new form of agreement will offer unlimited tenancies, with no clear end dates, thereby removing the landlords’ ability to know when they can market their properties to festival performers, visitors and students alike.

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