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Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016

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4.The purpose of the Act is to introduce a new type of tenancy for the private rented sector in Scotland to replace the short assured tenancy and assured tenancy for all future lets. In the Act, this new type of tenancy is called the private residential tenancy.

5.A more detailed explanation of the Act’s purpose can be found in the Policy Memorandum that was published alongside the Bill for the Act at the time of its introduction into the Scottish Parliament. The Policy Memorandum also explains the thinking and policy intentions that underpin the Act.

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Text created by the Scottish Government to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Acts of the Scottish Parliament except those which result from Budget Bills.


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