The new model form of private residential tenancy agreement, for use under legislation coming into force on 1 December 2017, has been published by the Scottish Government.

Under the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016, most of which comes into force from that date, all private residential tenancies will be subject to core rights and obligations set out in the Act. The model form contains mandatory clauses which must feature in any agreement prepared using this model, and further discretionary terms which can be included at the option of the landlord.

Regulations provide that if a landlord chooses not to use this model agreement, the landlord is still legally required to give a tenant a copy of the private residential tenancy statutory terms supporting notes.

Click here to view the model agreement, here for the supporting notes, and here for easy read notes for tenants.