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Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016

Part 1: Let property required for another purpose (all of these grounds are mandatory, with the exception of ground 5 which is discretionary)

1.The landlord intends to sell the property for market value within three months of the tenant ceasing to occupy it.

2.Property to be sold by the mortgage lender.

3.The landlord intends to refurbish and this will entail significantly disruptive works to, or in relation to, the property.

4.The landlord intends to live in the property as his or her only or principal home.

5.A member of the landlord’s family intends to live in the property as his or her only or principal home.

6.The landlord intends to use the property for a purpose other than providing a person with a home.

7.The property is held for a person engaged in the work of a religious denomination as a residence from which the duties of such a person are to be performed; the property has previously been used for that purpose; and the property is required for that purpose.

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