Bringing a residential tenancy to an end in Scotland
Produced in partnership with Gavin Deeprose of DLA Piper
Bringing a residential tenancy to an end in Scotland

The following Property Disputes practice note Produced in partnership with Gavin Deeprose of DLA Piper provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Bringing a residential tenancy to an end in Scotland
  • Types of tenancy
  • Termination
  • Termination by the landlord
  • The section 19 procedure
  • The section 19 procedure—the notice to quit
  • The section 19 procedure—the notice of proceedings for possession
  • The section 19 procedure—the order for possession
  • The section 33 procedure
  • The section 33 procedure—the notice to quit
  • More...

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Schedule 1 to the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 (C(S)A 2020), and C(S)A 2020, s 2 increases the notice period for:

  1. Private Residential Tenancies to six months for all grounds with the exception of the tenant not occupying the let property which will remain 28 days and three months for where:

    1.  landlord intends to live in the let property

    2.  a member of the landlord’s family intends to live in the let property

    3. the tenant has a relevant conviction

    4. the tenant has engaged in relevant anti-social behaviour

    5.  the tenant associates in the let property with a person who has a relevant conviction or has engaged in relevant anti-social behaviour

    6. the landlord is not registered by the relevant local authority under the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004

    7. the let property or associated living accommodation is in multiple occupation and not licensed under Part 5 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006

    Furthermore the mandatory grounds of eviction are removed.

  2. Assured and Short Assured Tenancies—service of the AT6 from either two weeks or two months to six months in all cases with the exception of

    1. two months if the notice specifies only Ground 9 in Schedule 5, Part II to the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988 (H(S)A 1988) (tenant will be given alternative suitable accommodation)

    2. three months if the notice specifies any of the following grounds: Ground

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