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Policy Development

Section 33 of the Private Rented Housing (Scotland) Act 2011 places a duty on landlords to provide new tenants with a tenant information pack. 

Under this duty, Scottish Ministers are able to specify the documents that must be provided to the tenant under an assured tenancy. The regulations can also make further provision about the form of the documents and the information to be included. 

Legislative Updates

On 2 February 2016, the Tenant Information Pack available for download was updated to reflect the following legislative changes arising from the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014:

  • carbon monoxide detection;

  • electrical safety inspections; and

  • third party applications in respect of the repairing standard.


A public consultation on the introduction of a tenant information pack took place in 2012, and below are key documents which informed the development of the tenant information pack regulations.

Consultation outputs
  • Consultation responses- all publicly available responses to the consultation on the tenant information pack.