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Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016

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(1)In this Act—

  • “eviction ground” means a ground named in schedule 3 on the basis of which an eviction order may be issued,

  • “eviction order” means an order issued under section 51,

  • “First-tier Tribunal” means the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland,

  • “private residential tenancy” means a tenancy which is a private residential tenancy by virtue of section 1,

  • “rent” means any sums payable periodically by the tenant to the landlord in connection with the tenancy (and includes, for the avoidance of doubt, any sums payable in respect of services, repairs, maintenance or insurance),

  • “rent-increase notice” has the meaning given by section 22(1),

  • “rent officer” has the meaning given by section 43 of the Rent (Scotland) Act 1984,

  • “statutory term” has the meaning given by section 7(1),

  • “tenancy” (the meaning of which is extended by section 4) includes sub-tenancy,

  • “tenant” includes sub-tenant.

(2)In a case where two or more persons jointly are the landlord under a tenancy, references in this Act to the landlord are to all of those persons unless stated otherwise.

(3)In a case where two or more persons jointly are the tenant under a tenancy, references in this Act to the tenant are to all of those persons unless stated otherwise.

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