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Consultation on a New Tenancy for the Private Sector: Analysis of Consultation Responses

Consultation on a New Tenancy for the Private Sector: Analysis of Consultation Responses

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

ISBN: 9781785442025

This report presents an analysis of responses to the Scottish Government's public consultation on the proposed new tenancy for the priavte sector. The proposed new system aims to improve security of tenure for tenants, while giving suitable safeguards for landlords, lenders and investors.

Executive Summary

This report provides an analysis of the responses to the Scottish Government’s public consultation on ‘A New Tenancy for the Private Sector’. The consultation ran from 6 October 2014 to 28 December 2014, and sought views on the proposed new private tenancy system which aims to address tenants’ security of tenure whilst ensuring safeguards for landlords, lenders and investors. The report looks in detail at the responses to the consultation questions and provides an analysis of the views of particular groups, highlighting trends and issues where appropriate.

It is intended that the initial views expressed in this consultation will help inform another short public consultation, relating to more detailed policy proposals.