The Scottish Government consultation is open from now until the 25 December 2016. It seeks views on the secondary legislation and further policy to support the new Scottish tenancy (planned for launch in December 2017). The consultation includes the following:
- the content of all of the prescribed notices to be used by tenants and landlords under the new tenancy;
- the content of the Scottish Government’s Recommended Model Tenancy Agreement;
- should there be an option of serving documents electronically, if a tenant and landlord agree this as the preferred method of communications?; and;
- which terms should be ‘statutory terms’ (applicable to all private residential tenancies).
The Scottish Government adds that they are not seeking views on the provisions contained in the 2016 Act, which have already been passed by the Parliament and will not change as a result of this consultation.
Please see our article: A new tenancy for the private rented sector