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Eviction of private tenants

If your private landlord or letting agency want to evict you, they have to follow the correct eviction procedure for your private tenancy. The rules regarding eviction procedures are different depending on the type of tenancy you have - assured, short assured or regulated. You can find out which kind of tenancy you have by using our online tenancy checker.

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  • Eviction of assured tenants

    How and why assured tenants can be evicted by private landlords. Explains notice to quit, notice of proceedings, summons and your rights as an assured tenant.

  • Eviction of short assured tenants

    What steps your landlord or letting agent has to follow if they want to evict short assured tenants from their property.

  • Eviction due to repossession

    If your landlord has not paid their mortgage and you are threatened with eviction, check what lenders have to do to evict you as a tenant.

  • Grounds for eviction

    Explains grounds (reasons) that private landlords or letting agents can use to evict assured tenants or short assured tenants renting privately in Scotland.

  • Eviction of pre-1989 tenants

    The legal eviction procedures for a regulated tenancy that landlords must follow, if your tenancy started before 2 January 1989.

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