Renters rights

In this section you can find out what kind of tenancy you have, read an overview of your renter rights and download a tenancy agreement template.

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  • What kind of tenancy do I have?

    To know your tenancy rights, you need to know what kind of tenancy agreement you have. Our tenancy checker can help you work out which one you are likely to have.

  • Tenancy agreements

    A tenancy agreement is a contract between you and your landlord. This page explains what a tenancy agreement should contain and you can also download a tenancy agreement template.

  • Non-tenant occupiers

    A non-tenant occupier is someone who has an agreement to live in a property but not a legal tenancy. Find out about the rights of non-tenant occupiers.

  • Overview of rights

    Whatever kind of tenancy you have, you and your landlord have certain rights and responsibilities. This page gives an overview of what these are.

Speak to a Shelter Scotland adviser

Call Shelter Scotland's free housing advice helpline

0808 800 4444
9am-5pm, Monday to Friday

Email an adviser

You can also email a housing adviser. We aim to respond within three working days.

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