Publication - Advice and guidance

Private residential tenancy: model agreement

Published: 5 Apr 2020
Directorate:
Housing and Social Justice Directorate
Part of:
Housing
ISBN:
9781788512145

Model tenancy form for use from December 2017. You can create a tenancy using an online form at www.mygov.scot/tenancy-agreement-scotland

Private residential tenancy: model agreement
Section: Errata

Section: Errata

An errata was published on 10/01/2019 at the following pdf pages:

Section: Errata - Winter 2018 updates

Changes to the Model Tenancy Agreement

Page 3 - Section 2: Glossary of Terms & Interpretation

The following definitions were added into the glossary of terms:-

"Data Protection Laws": any law, statute, subordinate legislation, regulation, order, mandatory guidance or code of practice, judgment of a relevant court of law, or directives or requirements of any regulatory body which relates to the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of Personal Data to which a Party is subject including the Data Protection Act 2018 and any statutory modification or re-enactment thereof and the GDPR.

"GDPR" : the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC.

Page 8 - 5. Details of the Let Property

Final line updated to read:

HMO licence expiry date _/_/_
or
renewal application submitted to the local authority

Page 18 - 23. Data Protection

Text updated to read:

The Landlord must comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Laws to ensure that the Tenant's personal information is held securely and only lawfully disclosed.

Page 22 - 26. Local Authority Taxes/Charges

First paragraph updated to read:

The Tenant will notify the local authority that they are responsible for paying the council tax and any other associated charges.

There have also been minor formatting changes in the pdf and html versions.

 

An errata was published on 07/12/2017 at the following pdf pages:

Page 3 - Guarantor Bullet point updated to read:

a third party, such as a parent or close relative, who agrees to pay rent if the Tenant doesn’t pay it and meet any other obligation that the Tenant fails to meet. The Landlord can take legal action to recover any unpaid rent from a guarantor.

Page 9 - 8. Rent, first line, updated to read:

The rent is £ ... a [week/fortnight/four weeks/calendar month/quarter/6 months] payable in [advance/arrears].

Page 10 - 11. Deposit updated to read:

The Landlord must lodge any deposit they receive with a tenancy deposit scheme within 30 working days of the start date of the tenancy

Page 22 - 26. Local Authority Taxes/Charges:

The Landlord will notify the local authority that the Tenant is responsible for paying the council tax and any other associated charges.

The pdf and html have both been updated within the document to reflect these changes.