Introduction to rents

This section provides an introduction to rents and looks at the underlying issues including what constitutes rent. It also contains brief details on council tenants' rents.

Definition of rent

Rent is paid by the tenant to the landlord in return for occupying a property. This section looks at the definition of rent in more detail. 

Payment of rent

This section discusses how and when rent is paid. 

Tenancies at a low rent

If a tenancy has a low rent, it may be excluded from some legislative protection. 

Payments other than rent

When someone is in occupation of a property or land without right or title, the owner can claim money from the occupier for use of the premises. 

This content applies to Scotland

Last updated: 29 December 2014