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Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016

Consensual termination

79.Section 50 provides that where the tenant has received from the landlord a notice to leave (see section 62) and moves out without requiring the landlord to obtain an eviction order, the private residential tenancy comes to an end on the later of either the day specified in the notice to leave or the day the tenant ceases to occupy the property. Subsection (3) signposts that the tenancy can be brought to an end earlier than section 50 would do, by means of the tenant giving notice under section 48 (in which event, the landlord could accept a shorter notice period or no notice period by virtue of section 49(2)).

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