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Part VII contracts

This section looks at Part VII of the Rent (Scotland) Act 1984. This gave limited security of tenure to certain residential occupiers who did not qualify for the fuller security of tenure of the regulated (protected) tenant, and gave a degree of rent control to the tenant.

The aim of Part VII was to cover occupiers exempted from the regulated tenancy regime because board was included in the rent, or because a substantial proportion of the rent went towards attendance, or because there was a resident landlord.

Very few Part VII contracts still exist, as it has not been possible to create a new one since 2 January 1989.

What is a Part VII contract?

A Part VII contract can only exist if it was created before 2 January 1989. 

Contracts that cannot be Part VII

There are some tenancy contracts that cannot be Part VII contracts. 

Ending a Part VII contract

This section looks at how a Part VII contract can be ended. 

Recovery of possession

This section examines how a landlord can recover possession of a Part VII contract. 

Losing Part VII status

This section discusses when a Part VII contract may cease to exist when it has not been explicitly brought to an end or repossessed. 

This content applies to Scotland

Last updated: 29 December 2014