Assured Shorthold Tenancy

Assured Shorthold Tenancy

Changes to Scottish PRS abolishes “no fault” ground for repossession

28 September, 20170 Comments
The Scottish Government has confirmed that a new form of Scottish residential tenancy, known as the Private Residential Tenancy (“PRT”), will come into force on 1st December 2017. As the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 comes into effect, it replaces the current ‘Assured Shorthold Tenancy’ system for all future private sector tenancy lets in Scotland from this
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Court rules landlords not responsible for paying council tax

18 November, 20160 Comments
Landlords have welcomed an Appeal Court ruling that buy-to-let landlords are not responsible for paying the council tax on a property after a tenant has moved out before a tenancy agreement has expired. The appeal was brought by Leeds City Council, which demanded that council tax be paid by a landlord for five properties for periods
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What is an AST?

05 August, 20160 Comments
Dear Samii What is an AST?… Samii says AST is short for ‘Assured Shorthold Tenancy’, which is the most common form of tenancy in the private rented sector. A tenancy can be an AST if all of the following apply: you’re a private landlord or housing association the tenancy started on or after 15 January
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Extended tenancies could trigger rent arrears increase

28 January, 20130 Comments
In response to Labour’s call for longer tenancy agreements the Council of Mortgage Lenders have responded by warning that such agreements could lead to a rise in rent arrears. Labour argues that the private sector should give stability and financial certainty to private renters by offering predictable rents over a long period. Longer-term tenancies and
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