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Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016

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  1. Introduction

  2. The Act

  3. Structure and Summary of the Act

    1. Part 1 – Private Residential Tenancy

      1. Meaning of private residential tenancy

      2. Interpretation of section 1

      3. Writing not required to constitute private residential tenancy

      4. Extended meaning of tenancy in the Act

      5. Extended meaning of tenancy and related expressions in other enactments

      6. Power to modify schedule 1

    2. Part 2 – Tenancy Terms

    3. Part 3 – Tenancy Information

      1. Landlords duties to provide information

      2. First-tier Tribunals powers

    4. Part 4 – Rent

      1. Chapter 1 – Restrictions in relation to rent and other charges

      2. Chapter 2 – Rent variation instigated by landlord’s notice

        1. Process by which rent may be varied

        2. Information about open market rent determinations

      3. Chapter 3 – Rent pressure zones

        1. Designation and effect of rent pressure zone

        2. Improvements to let property

    5. Part 5 – Termination

      1. Chapter 1 – Security of tenure

      2. Chapter 2 – Termination by tenant

      3. Chapter 3 – Termination at landlord’s instigation

        1. Consensual termination

        2. Eviction order

        3. Restrictions on applying for eviction order

        4. Wrongful termination

        5. Sub-tenancies

      4. Chapter 4 – Interpretation of Part

    6. Part 6 – Death of the Tenant

    7. Part 7 – Miscellaneous Provisions

    8. Part 8 – Consequential and Transitional Provision

    9. Part 9 – Final Provisions

    10. Schedule 1 – Tenancies Which Cannot Be Private Residential Tenancies

    11. Schedule 2 – Statutory Terms Required by Section 8

    12. Schedule 3 – Eviction Grounds

    13. Schedule 4 – Consequential Modifications

    14. Schedule 5 – Transition from Regimes under Earlier Enactments

  4. Parliamentary History

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