Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Bill: business regulatory impact assessment

Business and regulation impact assessment (BRIA) for the Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Bill and sets out how this legislation considers the impact on businesses including costs and benefits.

Implementation and delivery plan

The measures, where required, will be supported by guidance that provides information to support those with a role in meeting the requirements.

Post-implementation review

The emergency measures are temporary and will be under review. The measures cannot last for longer than six months without Parliamentary approval. The statutory review process will allow for regular data review and analysis and where measures are not seen to be appropriate or proportionate they can be terminated early.

The intention is for the rent cap to be set at 0% initially and remain at that level until 31 March 2023, however, Scottish Ministers will keep the rent cap under review and will have flexibility in setting the level of the cap.

Scottish Ministers are aware of the wider potential impact on the housing sector and will take into account the views of those affected to ensure the measures remain appropriate and proportionate.



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