- 5 Apr 2020
The versions of the forms below are in place for the duration of the emergency COVID-19 procedures (until 30 September 2020 unless updated)
If a tenant has a private residential tenancy, the law states that they and their landlord must use certain forms/notices for certain purposes. These forms/notices are provided below, along with associated guidance for tenants and landlords. If you are giving one of these documents to a tenant or landlord, you should also provide them with the relevant guidance notes to help them understand what the document means for them and what they can do about it.
Separate guidance notes for landlords and tenants are provided below with the notice to leave, rent-increase notice, tenant's notice of an application to the First-tier Tribunal and the sub-tenant's notice to leave.
The Private Residential Tenancies prescribed notices and forms are:
- notice to leave (and related guidance notes for tenants and landlords)
- rent-increase notice (and related guidance notes for tenants and landlords)
- tenant's notice to landlord of intention to apply to First-tier Tribunal (and related guidance notes for tenants and landlords)
- sub-tenant's notice to leave (and related guidance notes for tenants and landlords)
- rent increase referral by a tenant to a Rent Officer
- improvements application by a landlord to a Rent Officer for a rent increase in a rent pressure zone.
The Scottish Government has produced online tools to help users to create and download the following notices:
Notice to leave
- Private residential tenancy overview
- Private residential tenancy: information for tenants
- Private residential tenancy: information for landlords
- Private residential tenancy: model agreement (PDF version)
- Private residential tenancy: model agreement (online tool)
- Private residential tenancy: easy read notes for tenants
- Private residential tenancy: statutory terms supporting notes