Ending a regulated tenancy

This section looks at how a regulated tenancy can be ended by both the tenant and the landlord.

It is important to note that a regulated tenancy offers very strong security of tenure. Even if the contractual period of the tenancy is brought successfully to an end by the landlord serving a notice to quit, the landlord would still have to obtain an order for possession on one of the prescribed grounds to terminate the statutory tenancy that will automatically arise after the contractual or protected tenancy is ended.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and changes to eviction procedure

The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 has the effect of temporarily changing

  • the period of notice required (until 29 March 2022)

in addition

  • all grounds used in eviction actions in the private rented sector become discretionary (until at least 30 September 2022)

If you are advising a client with a regulated tenancy who is at risk of eviction please speak to a specialist housing law solicitor.

This content applies to Scotland

Last updated: 30 March 2022