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Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016

Schedule 5 – Transition from Regimes under Earlier Enactments

115.Paragraphs 1 and 2 of schedule 5 provide for the transition from other tenancy regimes in the private rented sector by providing that no new assured or short assured tenancy may be granted after the Act is brought into force.

116.Paragraph 3 permits landlords and tenants under an assured tenancy to agree to convert the tenancy into a private residential tenancy.

117.Paragraphs 4 and 5 provide that a person succeeding to a tenancy under the Rent (Scotland) Act 1984 or the 1988 Act will become a tenant under a private residential tenancy.

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