Private renting

  1. Converting Tenancies Made Under the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988 - Equality Impact Assessment Results

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for converting tenancies made under the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988

  2. Capping of rent increases on referral or appeal: equality impact assessment results

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for capping of rent increases on referral or appeal

  3. Frequency of rent increases in the private rented sector: equality impact assessment results

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) results for frequency of rent increases in the private rented sector

  4. Rent control: equality impact assessment results

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) results for rent control

  5. Unclaimed tenancy deposits: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) results for unclaimed tenancy deposits.

  6. Ending joint tenancies: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) results for ending joint tenancies.

  7. Housing (Scotland) Bill: Unlawful eviction damages: equality impact assessment results

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) results for unlawful eviction damages

  8. Housing (Scotland) Bill: Evictions - duties to consider delay: equality impact assessment results

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) results for Evictions: duties to consider delay

  9. Residential tenants keeping pets: equality impact assessment results

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for residential tenants keeping pets

  10. Making changes to let property: equality impact assessment results

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) results for making changes to let property

  11. Housing (Scotland) Bill: equality impact assessment results summary

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) results summary for the Housing (Scotland) Bill

  12. Mobile Homes: Pitch Fee Up-rating Equality Impact Assessment Results

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) results for mobile homes pitch fee up-rating

  13. Letting Agent Registration - Amendments to Part 4 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 - equality impact assessment results

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) results for letting agents registration - amendments to Part 4 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014

  14. Updating short-term lets licensing

    Introducing measures in conjunction with operators.

  15. Short-term lets: regulation information

    Information about the regulation of short-term lets in Scotland.

  16. Private residential tenancy: information for landlords

    Guidance for private sector landlords on the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016.

  17. Private residential tenancy: information for tenants

    Guidance for private sector tenants on the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016.

  18. Private residential tenancy: model agreement

    This version of the Model Tenancy Agreement is in place from April 2024 onwards. You can create a tenancy using an online form at www.mygov.scot/tenancy-agreement-scotland

  19. Private residential tenancy statutory terms: supporting notes

    Notes to be used where the written terms of the tenancy are in an agreement drafted by the landlord. These notes supersede previous versions of this guidance.

  20. Private residential tenancy model agreement: easy read notes

    Information about the statutory and discretionary clauses in the model private residential tenancy agreement.

  21. Cost of living: rent and eviction

    Measures to help people impacted by the cost crisis, including rent cap criteria.

  22. Private rented housing: pre-action protocols and seeking repossession on rent arrears grounds

    Guidance for private landlords on pre-action protocols and seeking repossession of private rented housing on rent arrears grounds.

  23. Long term rent controls proposed

    Housing Bill measure to help tenants stay in their homes.

  24. Scottish Discretionary Housing Payment: guidance manual

    Discretionary Housing Payment guidance manual for local authorities in Scotland, for use from 1 April 2024, issued by Scottish Ministers.

  25. Housing Bill published

    Preventing homelessness and strengthening tenants’ rights.

  26. Housing affordability study: Findings report

    A qualitative research study exploring experiences and understanding of housing affordability among social housing and private rental tenants in Scotland

  27. Rented sector reform: landlord and tenant engagement questionnaire - analysis report

    Analysis of responses to the landlord and tenant engagement questionnaire on proposals for rented sector reform.

  28. Rented sector reform: landlord and tenant engagement questionnaire - analysis of email responses

    Analysis of email responses received in relation to the landlord and tenant engagement questionnaire on proposals for rented sector reform.

  29. Housing Review Group: strategic review of output

    The Housing Review Group was established in June 2023 to explore how to maximise opportunities to increase affordable housing supply or to re-balance provision through the use of existing housing supply. This report acts as a summary of its findings.

  30. Prostitution - challenging and deterring men's demand: strategic approach

    Sets our our collective approach, working with stakeholders across the wider public and third sector, to challenge and deter men’s demand for prostitution and support those with experience of it.

  31. Rent Adjudication (Temporary Modifications) (Scotland) Regulations 2024 – Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment

    Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) for the Rent Adjudication (Temporary Modifications) (Scotland) Regulations 2024.

  32. Repairing Standard: statutory guidance for private landlords

    This guidance is for use in determining whether a house meets the standards of repair set out in the Repairing Standard (Housing (Scotland) Act 2006, Chapter 4). It applies from 1 March 2024 to all tenancies required to meet with the Repairing Standard.

  33. Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act 2022 - proposed extension of section 10: statement of reasons

    We have prepared this Statement of Reasons to set out why the expiry of section 10 (and by virtue of that, schedule 3) of The Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act 2022 should be extended.

  34. The Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act 2022: report -1 October to 31 December 2023

    This report to the Scottish Parliament on the Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act 2022 covers the period 1 October 2023 to 31 December 2023. It provides a review of the status and operation of the remaining provisions in part 1.

  35. Rural Scotland Data Dashboard: Overview

    This report accompanies the Rural Scotland Data Dashboard which presents data on a range of issues that impact rural Scotland. The report synthesises the data included in the dashboard into a broader picture of successes, challenges and trends in rural Scotland.

  36. Housing Cladding Remediation (Scotland) Bill: equality impact assessment - easy read

    Easy read version of the equality impact assessment (EQIA) for the Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill.

  37. Housing Cladding Remediation (Scotland) Bill: business and regulatory impact assessment - easy read

    Easy read version of the business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) for the Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill.

  38. Scottish Household Survey 2022: Key Findings

    Selected findings from the 2022 Scottish Household Survey, organised by topic area.

  39. Heat in buildings - multiple ownership mixed use buildings: energy retrofit possibilities

    Scotland has many buildings which have multiple owners and mixed uses. This report categorises those buildings further and identifies potential solutions to decarbonise their heat supply and improve energy efficiency, in line with the heat in buildings strategy.

  40. Tenements Short Life Working Group – energy efficiency and zero emissions heating: final report

    The Tenements Short Life Working Group present their recommendations to the Scottish Government on the best approach for decarbonising the heat supply of tenement buildings and achieving a good level of energy efficiency, in line with commitments in the Heat in Buildings Strategy.

  41. Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment for the Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill

  42. Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill: business and regulatory impact assessment

    Business and regulatory impact assessment for the Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill.

  43. Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment for the Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill.

  44. The Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act 2022: report to the Scottish Parliament - 1 June to 30 September 2023

    This report on the Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act 2022 covers the period 1 June 2023 to 30 September 2023. It provides a review of the status and operation of the remaining provisions in Part 1.

  45. Scottish Housing Market Review Q3 2023

    Quarterly bulletin collating a range of previously published statistics on the latest trends in the Scottish housing market.

  46. Support for the Veterans and Armed Forces Community 2023

    This report highlights our continuing support for the Veterans and Armed Forces community in Scotland and provides an update on this year’s achievements and work undertaken to improve support and access to services for our Armed Forces, Veterans and their families.

  47. New deal for tenants - rented sector reform proposals: consultation

    Background for tenants and landlords who wish to respond to our landlord and tenant engagement questionnaire on rented sector reform, which is asking for views on some of the details of the proposals.

  48. Private residential tenancy statutory terms: supporting notes (December 2017)

    This publication has been updated and can be found at: https://www.gov.scot/publications/private-residential-tenancy-statutory-terms-supporting-notes-2/ Notes to be used where the written terms of the tenancy are in an agreement drafted by the landlord. These notes supersede previous versions of this guidance.

  49. Private residential tenancy model agreement: easy read notes

    This publication has been updated and can be found at: https://www.gov.scot/publications/private-residential-tenancy-model-agreement-easy-read-notes/ Information about the statutory and discretionary clauses in the model private residential tenancy agreement.

  50. One month before short-term lets licensing deadline

    Call for hosts to apply before 1 October.

  51. Two months to go before short-term lets licensing deadline

    Hosts must sign up to scheme before 1 October 2023.

  52. Fire alarm standard - alarms for deaf and deafblind people: guidance

    Guidance for the new fire alarms standard for deaf and deafblind people, as well as Health and Social Care Partnerships and providers.

  53. Scottish Housing Market Review: Q2 2023

    Quarterly bulletin collating a range of statistics on the Scottish housing market, such as house prices and transactions, rental trends, cost and availability of finance, etc.

  54. Enhancing the accessibility, adaptability and usability of Scotland's homes: consultation

    This consultation aims to improve housing accessibility through the review of Part 1 of the Housing for Varying Needs design guide and by introducing a Scottish Accessible Homes Standard through updates to building standards and guidance.

  55. Just transition for the built environment and construction sector: a discussion paper

    This discussion paper is intended to support engagement on a just transition for the built environment and construction sector. Building on this engagement, a draft targeted action plan and route map (late 23/24) will outline the key steps to delivering a fair transition for the sector.

  56. Satisfactory fire and carbon monoxide detection: tolerable standard guidance

    Guidance relating to the Tolerable Standard on satisfactory fire detection and satisfactory carbon monoxide detection.

  57. Buidheann-obrach Gheàrr-bheatha air Cothroman Eaconamach is Sòisealta don Ghàidhlig: Aithisg do Rùnaire a' Chaibineit airson Ionmhas is na h-Eaconamaidh

    Aithisg air molaidhean na Buidhne-obrach Gheàrr-bheatha air Cothroman Eaconamach is Sòisealta don Ghàidhlig.

  58. Short Life Working Group on Economic and Social Opportunities for Gaelic: report

    A report to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy containing the recommendations of the Short Life Working Group on Economic and Social Opportunities for Gaelic.

  59. Plans to extend protections for tenants

    Minister confirms intention to keep rent cap in place for a final six months.

  60. Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act 2022 - 2nd proposed extension: statement of reasons

    We have prepared this Statement of Reasons to set out why The Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act 2022 (Amendment of Expiry Date) Regulations 2023 should be made.

  61. Scottish Household Survey 2021 - telephone survey: key findings

    A summary of the key findings from the Scottish Household Survey 2021 telephone survey.

  62. Equality, opportunity, community: New leadership - A fresh start

    This publication sets out the First Minister’s vision for Scotland and the outcomes he and his government aim to achieve by 2026.

  63. Council Tax for second and empty homes, and non-domestic rates thresholds: consultation

    This joint public consultation with COSLA seeks views on giving local authorities the power to increase council tax on second homes and empty homes, as well as considering whether the current non-domestic rates thresholds for self-catering accommodation remain appropriate.

  64. Non-domestic rates/Council Tax second and empty homes consultation: partial impact assessments

    Partial impact assessments relating to the consultation on council tax for second and long term empty homes, and thresholds for non-domestic rates.

  65. Non-domestic rates/Council Tax second and empty homes consultation: business and regulatory impact assessment

    Business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) relating to the consultation on council tax for second and empty homes, and thresholds for non-domestic rates.

  66. Private residential tenancy: model agreement

    This publication has been updated and can be found at: https://www.gov.scot/publications/private-residential-tenancy-model-agreement/ This version of the Model Tenancy Agreement is in place from April 2023 onwards. You can create a tenancy using an online form at www.mygov.scot/tenancy-agreement-scotland

  67. Scottish Housing Market Review Q1 2023

    Scottish housing market bulletins collating a range of statistics on house prices, housing market activity, cost and availability of finance and repossessions.

  68. Housing Statistics for Scotland Quarterly Update: New Housebuilding and Affordable Housing Supply (published 28 March 2023)

    A summary of activity in new build housing, affordable housing and long term empty properties and second homes in Scotland.

  69. Scottish Parliament approves 3% rent cap

    Emergency protections for tenants extended.

  70. Improving the quality of private rented homes

    Helping landlords prepare for updated standards.

  71. Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act 2022 - proposed extension: statement of reasons

    We have prepared this Statement of Reasons to set out why The Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act 2022 (Amendment of Expiry Dates and Rent Cap Modification) Regulations 2023 (“the extension regulations”) should be made.

  72. Housing Statistics for Scotland Quarterly Update: New Housebuilding and Affordable Housing Supply (published 24 January 2023)

    A summary of activity in new build housing, affordable housing and long term empty properties and second homes in Scotland.

  73. Protections for tenants extended

    Minister confirms intention to cap rents at 3%.

  74. More time to apply for short-term lets licences

    Pragmatic approach to support hosts during cost of living crisis.

  75. Equipment and adaptations: guidance on provision - executive summary

    Guidance outlining the responsibilities of NHS Scotland, Local Authorities, Integration Authorities, and their Housing and Education partners for the provision of equipment and adaptations, with the aim of supporting partnerships, across Scotland, to deliver a more equitable and accessible service.

  76. Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act 2022: first report to the Scottish Parliament

    First report to the Scottish Parliament on the Cost of Living (Tenant) Protection (Scotland) Act 2022, covering the period 28 October to 31 December 2022 as required by section 9(1)(a).

  77. Scottish Housing Market Review: Q4 2022

    Quarterly bulletin collating a range of statistics on the Scottish housing market, such as house prices and transactions, rental trends, cost and availability of finance, etc.

  78. Private Sector Rent Statistics, Scotland, 2010 to 2022

    This publication presents statistics on average private sector rent levels in Scotland by Broad Rental Market Area and size of property, for the years 2010 to 2022.

  79. Cost of Living Bill: research evidence summaries

    Summarises some of the key research evidence which underpinned the development of the Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) Scotland Bill, which was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 3 October 2022.

  80. Cost of Living Bill: economic background

    Summarises recent economic trends which informed the development of the Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) Scotland Bill, which was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 3 October 2022.

  81. Support for the Veterans and Armed Forces Community 2022

    This report highlights our continuing support for the Veterans and Armed Forces community in Scotland and provides an update on this year’s achievements and work undertaken to improve support and access to services for our Armed Forces, Veterans and their families.

  82. Tenant Protection Act becomes law

    Rents frozen and evictions prevented.

  83. Short-term lets: letter to housing conveners on commencement of short-term lets licensing scheme

    Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government on the commencement of the short-term lets licensing scheme

  84. Short-term lets: letter to local authorities on updated licensing guidance

    Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government to local authorities regarding updated licensing guidance

  85. Tenant protection Bill passed

    Emergency legislation approved by MSPs.

  86. Providing homes for displaced people from Ukraine

    Funding allocation to increase housing supply.

  87. Emergency protections for tenants

    Bill to freeze rents and safeguard against evictions.

  88. Rent freeze focus of Programme for Government

    Ministers act to protect people in cost crisis.

  89. Controlling short-term lets

    Planning permission required for Edinburgh’s short-term let conversions.

  90. Housing Statistics 2020 & 2021: Key Trends Summary

    Annual statistics up to 31 March 2021 on total new housing supply in Scotland across all sectors, along with information on various elements of local authority housing such as stock, lettings, house sales, evictions, housing lists, and housing for older people and people with disabilities.

  91. Pre-pandemic wealth inequality remained high

    Official Statistics published

  92. Scottish Household Survey – 2020 telephone survey

    Experimental Statistics: Data being developed.

  93. Short-term lets legislation approved

    Local authorities to set up licensing schemes.

  94. A new deal for tenants

    Views sought on plans to deliver fairer rented sector.

  95. Licensing short-term lets

    Legislation laid before Scottish Parliament.

  96. Grants for tenants in rent arrears

    £10m to help people worst affected by pandemic to avoid eviction.

  97. Protecting tenants during pandemic

    Landlords reaffirm commitment to avoiding evictions.

  98. Launch of consultation on licensing order for short term lets

    Balancing neighbourhood needs with tourism interests.

  99. Short term lets - licensing scheme part 2: supplementary guidance for licensing authorities, letting agencies and platforms

    This draft licensing guidance Part 2 is intended for Scottish licensing authorities, letting agencies and platforms facilitating short-term lets in Scotland.

  100. Short term lets - licensing scheme part 1: guidance for hosts and operators

    Draft licensing guidance intended for hosts and operators of short-term lets inScotland. There is also supplementary guidance for licensing authorities to which you can refer for more detailed information.

  101. Short term lets - draft licensing order and business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA): consultation

    This consultation seeks views on the Scottish Government's short-term lets draft Licensing Order and Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA). The Scottish Government intends to lay the Licensing Order at the Scottish Parliament in September 2021.

  102. Short term lets: planning guidance for hosts and operators

    This draft planning guidance is intended for hosts and operators of short-term lets. A separate planning circular has been prepared for planning authorities.

  103. A new standard for housing

    Ensuring equal quality of homes.

  104. Action on rented homes

    Rented Sector strategy to be part of major new housing publication.

  105. Rental sector loan schemes extended

    Tenants and landlords can apply for support beyond 31 March.

  106. Draft guidance brought forward on short-term lets

    Legislation for licensing scheme withdrawn from Scottish Parliament.  

  107. Carbon monoxide alarms in private rented properties: guidance

    Guidance for private sector landlords in Scotland.

  108. Short-term lets – licensing scheme and planning control areas: business and regulatory impact assessment

    Business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) relating to the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Short-term Lets) Order 2021 (“the Licensing Order”) and the Town And Country Planning (Short-Term Let Control Areas) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (“the Control Area Regulations”).

  109. Short-term lets – licensing scheme and planning control areas: consultation analysis

    Report on the Scottish Government’s short term lets: consultation on a licensing scheme and planning control areas in Scotland which ran from 14 September to 16 October 2020.

  110. Increased support for tenants

    New scheme to help those impacted by pandemic.

  111. Christmas eviction ban introduced

    Six week temporary halt to protect tenants

  112. Scottish house condition survey: 2019 key findings

    Figures from the 2019 survey, including updated fuel poverty rates, energy efficiency ratings, the condition of housing and the Scottish Housing Quality Standard.

  113. Private Sector Rent Statistics published

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  114. Private sector rent statistics: 2010 - 2020

    This publication presents statistics on average private sector rent levels in Scotland by Broad Rental Market Area and size of property, for the years 2010 to 2020.

  115. Regulation of short-term lets

    Consultation on licensing plans.

  116. Action needed to help renters

    UK government urged to strengthen social security system.

  117. Aid for private rental landlords

    Support to protect tenants.

  118. MSPs support Emergency Coronavirus Bill

    New legislation will protect people, public services and the economy.

  119. Parliament asked to back emergency Coronavirus Bill

    New powers outlined for justice, public services and the economy

  120. Tenants to be given extra protection

    Emergency Scottish legislation in response to coronavirus.

  121. Helping homeowners maintain tenements

    Advice and support to resolve disputes over shared upkeep.

  122. Short-term lets - impact on communities: research

    Research to assess the impact, positive and negative, of short-term lets (STLs) in Scotland, with a focus on communities, particularly on neighbourhoods and housing.

  123. Short-term lets consultation: response analysis

    Independent analysis of the responses submitted to the short-term lets consultation on a regulatory framework for Scotland.

  124. Private landlord registration: prescribed information and fees regulations - EQIA

    This equality impact assessment (EQIA) covers The Private Landlord Registration (Information) (Scotland) Regulations 2019 and The Private Landlord Registration (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2019.

  125. Private landlord registration: prescribed information and fees regulations - CRWIA

    This child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) covers The Private Landlord Registration (Information) (Scotland) Regulations 2019 and The Private Landlord Registration (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2019.

  126. Private landlord registration: prescribed information and fees regulations - BRIA

    This business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) covers The Private Landlord Registration (Information) (Scotland) Regulations 2019 and The Private Landlord Registration (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2019.

  127. More homes for rent

    Rental market to benefit from £30 million investment.

  128. Houses in multiple occupation (HMO): consultation on adding new categories to the definition of an HMO

    We are seeking your views on adding new categories to the definition of an HMO in relation to accommodation that contract and transient workers stay in when working away from home.

  129. Social housing allocations in Scotland: practice guide

    Guidance on allocating homes in the social rented sector.

  130. Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH): guidance for social landlords (revised February 2019)

    Revised guidance for social landlords on the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH), February 2019.

  131. Fire detection in private rented properties: guidance

    Guidance for private sector landlords on regulations relating to installation of fire detection and warning systems.

  132. Scottish secure tenancy: model agreement 2019

    This revised model agreement replaces the 2002 model agreement for Scottish secure tenancies created on or after 1 May 2019.

  133. Short Scottish secure tenancy (antisocial behaviour related grounds): model agreement 2019

    Revised model agreement for short Scottish secure tenancies created on antisocial behaviour related grounds on or after 1 May 2019.

  134. Short Scottish secure tenancy (grounds unrelated to antisocial behaviour): model agreement 2019

    Revised model agreement for short Scottish secure tenancies created on grounds unrelated to antisocial behaviour on or after 1 May 2019.

  135. Private sector rent statistics: 2010 - 2018

    This publication presents statistics on private sector rent levels in Scotland over the years 2010 to 2018.

  136. Landlord registration - review of applications and fees: consultation analysis

    Analysis of responses to our public consultation on changes to fee structure and required prescribed information for landlord registration.

  137. Regulation of letting agents: monitoring compliance and enforcement framework 2018

    This content has been superseded by the 2021 version at https://www.gov.scot/publications/regulation-letting-agents-monitoring-compliance-enforcement-framework-updated-2021/ .

  138. Landlord registration: consultation on a review of applications and fees

    The consultation invites views on proposals to ask landlords for additional information to demonstrate that they meet their legal responsibilities.

  139. Tenants and landlords benefit from new regulations

    Letting agent code of practice goes live.

  140. Short Assured Tenancy Notice: form AT5

    Notice under the Housing (Scotland) Act 1998 to inform a prospective tenant that they have a short assured tenancy.

  141. New Private Residential Tenancy

    Greater security for tenants and safeguards for landlords.

  142. Rent Pressure Zone: application template

    Template to be used by local authorities who want to apply to Ministers for a Rent Pressure Zone (RPZ).

  143. Rent Pressure Zone: application requirements

    Requirements that a local authority must meet for a Rent Pressure Zone (RPZ) application to be valid.

  144. Average 2 bedroom private rents up by 4.4%

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  145. Private sector rent statistics: 2010 - 2017

    This publication presents statistics on private sector rent levels in Scotland over the years 2010 to 2017.

  146. Council tax dwellings and tax base figures for 2017

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland

  147. Revised code of conduct for registered property factors: consultation

    Consultation paper and supporting documents on the proposals to revise the code of conduct for registered property factors.

  148. Universal Credit roll-out

    Choices for Scottish claimants begin.

  149. Universal Credit: information for new applicants

    **Not to be used**. These notes were replaced by 'Universal credit for people living in Scotland: further information' on 1 February 2018.

  150. Delivery of Universal Credit: information for advisers

    **Not to be used**. These notes were replaced by 'Universal credit for people living in Scotland: further information' on 31 January 2018.

  151. Fire and smoke alarms in Scottish homes consultation: interim equality impact assessment

    Assessment published in connection with consultation on new standards for fire and smoke alarms in Scottish housing across all tenures.

  152. Scottish household survey 2016: key findings

    Short report summarising the key findings from the Scottish household survey 2016: annual report.

  153. Scottish household survey 2016: annual report

    Results from the 2016 edition of the continuous survey based on a sample of the general population in private residences in Scotland.

  154. Fire and smoke alarms in Scottish homes consultation: partial business and regulatory impact assessment

    Partial impact assessment published in connection with consultation on new standards for fire and smoke alarms in Scottish housing.

  155. Fire and smoke alarms in Scottish homes: consultation

    Consultation seeking views on possible changes to standards required for fire and smoke alarms in Scottish homes.

  156. Home safety paramount

    Consultation on protecting homes against fire and smoke.

  157. Landlord registration enforcement

    New guidance for local authorities.

  158. Landlord registration enforcement

    New guidance for local authorities.

  159. Landlord registration guidance for local authorities: business impact assessment

    Assessment of how the new statutory guidance regarding landlord registration will affect Scottish Government's aims for business regulation.

  160. Landlord registration guidance for local authorities: equality impact assessment

    Assessment of how the new statutory guidance regarding landlord registration will affect Scottish Government's aims for equality.

  161. Landlord registration: statutory guidance for local authorities 2017

    Statutory guidance for local authorities regarding the effective regulation of landlord registration.

  162. Tenants and landlords to benefit from new regulations

    Letting agents have six months to meet requirements of statutory code.

  163. Licensing system for mobile home sites with permanent residents: guidance for local authorities

    Guidance for local authority officers in Scotland who are involved with permanent mobile home site licensing.

  164. Private rented housing condition standards: consultation assessment (part two)

    Partial business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) of our consultation on efficiency and condition standards.

  165. Private rented housing energy efficiency: consultation assessment (part one)

    Partial business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) of our consultation on efficiency and condition standards.

  166. Private rented housing energy efficiency and condition standards: consultation

    Consultation on proposals to improve the energy efficiency and amend the repairing standard in the private rented sector.

  167. Proposals for regulations and policy supporting the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016: analysis of consultation responses, 1 March 2017

    Analysis of responses to consultation seeking views on regulations and policy supporting the new private residential tenancy.

  168. Tenant participation newsletter 2017

    A newsletter which gives an outline of Scottish Government priorities for tenants, residents and landlords throughout Scotland.

  169. Enhanced Enforcement Areas Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2015 local authority guidance

    Guidance for local authorities on the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 (SSI 2015/252) Enhanced Enforcement Areas Schemes Regulations 2015.

  170. Improving access to information

    New landlord registration system goes live.

  171. Scottish Flexibilities for Universal Credit

    New powers to be used to meet needs of people of Scotland

  172. Mobile home site licensing reform: final business and regulatory impact assessment

    The final business regulatory impact assessment relating to the reform of the mobile home site licensing system.

  173. Reform of residential mobile home site licence system - Equality Impact Assessment

    This Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) ensures that the policy has taken account of impacts on equalities.

  174. Tenant Information Pack (revised December 2016)

    This pack applies to tenancies created before 1 December 2017. From then on, new Private Residential Tenancies will not require a Tenant Information Pack.

  175. Private sector rent statistics: 2010 - 2016

    Statistics on private sector rent levels in Scotland over the years 2010 to 2016.

  176. Average 2 bedroom private rents up by 1%

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  177. Analysis of responses to consultation on mobile home sites regulations

    Responses received to the proposals for regulations supporting the new licensing system for mobile home sites with permanent residents.

  178. Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016: consultation on regulations

    Consultation seeking views on secondary legislation and further policy to support the new private residential tenancy.

  179. Life for people in Scotland in 2015

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  180. Homelessness in Scotland decreases

    Homeless applications also reduced.

  181. Homelessness and Housing Options statistics published

    A National and Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  182. Property Factors (Scotland) Act 2011: fit and proper person factsheet

    Overview of how the property factor registration fit and proper person test is applied.

  183. Local Housing Allowance rates

    Local Housing Allowance rates from April 2016 - March 2017.

  184. Private Sector Rent Statistics: 2010 - 2015

    This publication presents statistics on private sector rent levels in Scotland over the years 2010 to 2015 (years to end-September) using data from the Rent Service Scotland market evidence database. It presents information on rent levels for different property sizes across each of the 18 broad rental market areas in Scotland. It contains information on average rents as well as rents at the higher and lower end of the market.

  185. Joint Housing Delivery Plan for Scotland

    Plan identifying priority actions agreed upon by housing sector representatives to ensure we are able to deliver the objectives set out in our housing strategies.

  186. A place to stay, a place to call home: a strategy for the private rented sector in Scotland

    Our vision and strategic aims for the private rented sector.

  187. Tenant information pack: private landlords and letting agents

    Information for landlords and letting agents about tenant information packs.

  188. Licensing multiple occupied housing: statutory guidance for Scottish local authorities

    Overview of the system for regulating houses in multiple occupation.

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