Policy & Lobbying
Private Rented Sector
In some rural areas the private rented sector is often the main, or only, housing option for those unable to purchase a home on the open market. Over the last few years the sector has seen a number of changes, largely through increased regulation and reform of the housing benefit system. 

Scottish Land & Estates is working with members, the Scottish Government, local authorities and other stakeholders  to ensure that the Private Rented Sector plays an important role in the provision of good quality, effective housing supply.

 

 

 

    Current Consultation Briefings

    • 17/05/2017 - H&C17 Energy Efficiency & Conditions Standards in Private Rented Housing
      The Briefing Note provides an overview of the Scottish Government consultation on energy efficiency and condition standards in private rented housing.
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    • 18/03/2016 - H&C 15 Private Tenancies Bill Stage 3
      This Briefing Note summaries amendments affecting members which were debated at stage 3 of the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill.
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    • 18/03/2016 - H&C16 Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act
      This briefing note summarises the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016.
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    • 11/02/2016 - H&C 14 - Private Tenancies Bill Stage 2
      The Briefing Note provides an update of the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill following stage 2.
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    • 19/01/2016 - H&C 13 Private Tenancies Bill Stage 1
      This briefing note explains Scottish Land & Estates' position following the publication of the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee's stage 1 report.
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    • 09/10/2015 - H&C 12 Private Tenancies Bill
      Thsi Briefing Paper provides an overview of the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill.
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    • 07/10/2014 - H&C 10 - Private Tenancy Consultation
      Scottish Government has published the consultation on a new tenancy for the private sector which runs until the 28th December. The aim is to develop a modernised and simplified tenancy which would replace all current assured and short assured tenancies and be the only option for new tenancies. Scottish Land and Estates has a
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    • 05/04/2012 - Briefing note: Local Government Finance (Unoccupied Properties etc.) (Scotland) Bill
      The Scottish Government introduced a Bill in the Scottish Parliament on 26 March 2012. This briefing note sets out the three major areas covered by the Bill:- Treatment of empty properties in terms of Council Tax legislation. Treatment of empty properties in terms of non-domestic rating legislation. Abolition of the Housi
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