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Private residential tenancy agreement (Scotland)

On 1 December 2017, new residential tenancies in Scotland (including Short assured tenancies) were replaced with a new 'private residential tenancy' (PRT).

Use this PRT for a property in Scotland with up to 2 landlords and up to 5 tenants. It's broadly based on the Scottish Government's model tenancy agreement but with a number of differences. We've added extra clauses to give more detail about the rights and obligations of both parties, such as:

To use this document the tenancy must be for the tenant's only or main home. It can be used for Houses in Multiple Occupation.

It should only be used by landlords who are individuals (rather than structured/acting as businesses). It is not suitable for residential tenancies with at least 2 acres of land, agricultural tenancies, holiday lettings, lettings of social housing, student lettings by Universities or colleges, and lettings of purpose-built student accommodation containing 30 or more bedrooms.

Changes to existing documents

Codicil appointing a guardian
Codicil appointing substitute executor on death of executor
Codicil appointing a substitute guardian
Codicil replacing a guardian
Codicil replacing a substitute guardian
Codicil revoking a gift to a named beneficiary

In each of these documents we have:

Codicil making a gift to a new beneficiary
Codicil making an additional gift to an existing beneficiary
Codicil revoking gift to one and giving to another
Comprehensive will for an unmarried person
Comprehensive will for an unmarried person (Scotland)
Comprehensive will for an unmarried person (inc. STEP standard provisions)
Comprehensive will for a married person or civil partner
Comprehensive will for a married person or civil partner (Scotland)
Comprehensive will for a married person or civil partner (inc. STEP standard provisions)
Discretionary trust will for a married person or civil partner
Mirror wills for married couples or civil partners

We have updated the guidance where necessary following minor changes coming in with the 2018/19 tax year.