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Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Act 2020

Student residential tenancy: termination by tenant

24.Paragraph 1 of schedule 1 defines a student residential tenancy as one which meets the conditions in paragraph 5(1) of schedule 1 of the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016.

25.Paragraph 2 enables a person with a student residential tenancy to terminate the accommodation agreement with their landlord where certain requirements are met.

26.Paragraph 3 sets out the requirements that a notice to terminate a student residential tenancy must meet and the minimum notice periods that apply. These provisions mean that for a notice to be valid it must be in writing (this includes electronic communications) and it must state the day on which the tenancy is to end, which must be a day that is after the last day of the minimum notice period. The minimum notice periods that apply are 7 days (where the tenancy was entered into before the coming into force of this provision and the let property was occupied by the tenant at any time before the coming into force of this paragraph) and 28 days (in any other case).

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