We are acknowledged as having an unrivalled understanding of Scottish Tenancy Law and offer a range of tenancy advice on a daily basis. We provide a comprehensive legal service on all aspects of tenancy management in Scotland, from setting up a tenancy agreement to terminating one. We act for registered social landlords, private landlords, letting agents and local authorities throughout Scotland.
We give advice on the preparation and wording of different types of tenancy agreements. Our team are able to advise on Scottish secure tenancy agreements, assured and short assured tenancies, and the private residential tenancy. We have been called upon by local authorities, landlord organisations, registered social landlords and their subsidiaries to prepare and revise different styles of standard tenancy agreements.
We regularly advise landlords on issues arising from all aspects of tenancy management including antisocial behaviour, rent arrears, debt recovery and a landlords duty of repairs.
Private landlord and letting agents
For private landlords and letting agents, we like to get involved at an early stage prior to the commencement of the tenancy. We guide landlords and letting agents through the statutory obligations imposed upon them including:
- the private residential tenancy
- short assured tenancies
- landlord and letting agent registration
- the letting agent code of conduct
- the tenancy deposit scheme
- anti-social behaviour
- energy performance certificates
- licenses for HMOs
- the Repairing Standard
- gas and electrical regulations
Registered social landlords and local authorities
For RSLs and local authorities, we are involved in the entire spectrum of housing management matters including dealing with anti-social behaviour, factoring, rent arrears, succession, gas maintenance and service charges.