Regardless of the type of tenancy agreement in place, both tenant and landlord have rights and responsibilities. Examples include the amount of notice your landlord has to provide if they want you to move out and at what point they’re allowed to increase your rent. The specifics of your rights and responsibilities depend on the type of tenancy agreement.
On 1 December 2017, the law covering residential tenancies in Scotland changed. A new type of tenancy called a ‘private residential tenancy’ was introduced, replacing assured and short assured tenancies. Any tenancy that started on or after 1 December 2017 is a private residential tenancy.
If you are an assured or short assured tenant whose tenancy began before 1 December 2017, you’re not covered by the new rules. Instead, your rights will be covered by the law relating to assured or short assured tenancies.