Fair rents

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.

Fair rents overview

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. 

Registration of a fair rent

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. 

Determination of a fair rent

In deciding whether a rent is fair or not, there are a number of factors that must be considered. 

Rent officers

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 

This content applies to Scotland

Last updated: 17 November 2017