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Private residential tenancy for a room checklist

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Here are a few important steps to take to finish your document

Read the document to make sure it meets your needs and that everyone involved agrees with the agreement.

Remember that if you have any questions you can easily Ask a lawyer.

For further information read Residential tenancies in Scotland.

Renting property in Scotland is regulated by law. Ensure that you have made all the necessary preparations including, but not limited to:

  • Registering as a landlord in Scotland

  • Protecting the deposit if you took one

  • Ensuring the property meets the required repairing standard

  • Preparing an Inventory 

  • Giving the tenant the 'Easy Read Notes for the Scottish Government Model Tenancy Agreement', or the 'Private Residential Tenancy Statutory Terms Supporting Notes'

Signing online

  1. You can select to sign online using Rocket Lawyer.

  2. The parties to the agreement will receive an email invite to sign online.

Signing in print

  1. Print a copy for each party to the agreement.

  2. Each party must sign and date both copies. 

  3. The date of the contract is the date on which the parties signed if that was the same day. If they signed on different days, then it is the day when the last person signed.

  1. Each party should keep their own original signed agreement.

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