This section looks at the statutory system that sets the rent levels, and framework for rent increases of regulated (commonly referred to as 'protected') tenancies. Generally this refers to older pre-1989 private tenancies. It covers applications for fair rents, determinations and re-determinations, hearings and inspections.
Since 2 January 1989 there has been a dual system for private sector rents. Almost all new tenants who moved in on or after 2 January 1989 pay market rents.
As with any tenancy entered into by a landlord and tenant, the terms of the contract apply initially, including any agreement as to the rent.
In deciding whether a rent is fair or not, there are a number of factors that must be considered.
This section discusses rent officers, who are employed by local authorities but are under the control of the Scottish Government. It also looks at the First Tier Tribunal Housing and Property Chamber
Last updated: 17 November 2017