Scottish Bill confirms rent controls and abolition of ‘no fault’ ground for possession

A new Bill which will introduce rent controls and abolish the ‘no fault’ ground for repossession has been published by the Scottish Government. The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill will mean, if passed, that tenants can no longer be asked to vacate a property simply because their tenancy has ended. Another measure limits rent increases to one per year, with three months’ notice. Also included is the right for local councils to implement rent controls in certain areas. Whilst the Bill is supported by housing charities such as Shelter and Crisis, landlords and agents have voiced grave concerns.

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