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. You can find out which kind of tenancy you have by using our online tenancy checker.

Enforcing evictions

All of Scotland is now in Level 0.

This means evictions can now be enforced across the country.

Contact an adviser at Shelter Scotland if you are concerned that you will be evicted.

These temporary regulations will be regularly reviewed by the Government.

Use the Scottish Government's postcode checker if you're not sure what level your area is in.

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Eviction of private residential tenancy tenants

If you have a private residential tenancy, you can only be evicted if your landlord follows the correct procedure.

Grounds for eviction for private residential tenancy

This page outlines the 18 grounds that a landlord can use to apply for an eviction order for a private residential tenancy.

Eviction process for assured tenants

How and why assured tenants can be evicted by private landlords. Explains notice to quit, notice of proceedings, AT6s, summons and your rights as an assured tenant.

Eviction from a short assured tenancy

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 for assured and short assured tenants

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.

Last updated: 9 April 2018

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