Change of landlord in regulated tenancy

This section looks at a regulated tenant's rights when the ownership of the property they occupy changes hands.

This content applies to Scotland

Regulated tenants: change of landlord

If a tenant's landlord changes, for example if their landlord sells the property with a 'sitting tenant', then the tenant will retain their status as a regulated tenant. [1] The new landlord cannot make them sign a new lease, and if s/he wants to evict the tenant, s/he will need to follow the usual procedure - see the section on ending a regulated tenancy for details.

For more information, see the main page on change of landlord in section the essentials of leases.

Last updated: 12 August 2020


  • [1]

    A McAllister, 'Scottish Law of Leases', 3rd Edition, 2002, para. 2.31