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Rent increases in assured and short assured tenancies

The advice on this page only applies if your tenancy started before 1 December 2017.

If your tenancy started after on or after this date, check our advice on rent increases in private residential tenancies.

Check your rent increase rights

Your rights depend on your contract. In some cases, your landlord must follow a legal process, and you can challenge an increase at a tribunal.

Use the 2-step tool to check the rent increase rules for your tenancy.

Has your landlord ever given you a notice to quit?

This is a notice that ends your contract.

Your landlord might have given you this to increase the rent in the past, to change the terms of your tenancy, or to start an eviction process.

Contact a Shelter Scotland adviser for help working out your rights if:

  • you think you've been given the wrong tenancy type

  • you were never given a written contract

Last updated: 25 April 2024

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