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Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016

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(1)For the purposes of this Part—

(a)two people are in a qualifying relationship with one another if they are—

(i)married to each other,

(ii)in a civil partnership with each other, or

(iii)living together as though they were married,

(b)a person is a member of a tenant’s family if the person is—

(i)a qualifying relative of the tenant,

(ii)a qualifying relative of a person who was in a qualifying relationship with the tenant immediately before the tenant’s death, or

(iii)in a qualifying relationship with a qualifying relative of the tenant.

(2)In subsection (1)(b), “a qualifying relative” means a parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, brother or sister.

(3)For the purposes of this section—

(a)a relationship of the half blood is to be regarded as a relationship of the whole blood,

(b)a person’s stepchild is to be regarded as the person’s child,

(c)a person (“A”) is to be regarded as the child of another person (“B”), if A is being or has been treated by B as B’s child.

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