Residential tenancy shake-up under the microscope


28th March 2017

Residential tenancy shake-up under the microscope as top Tayside solicitor briefs Dundee Solicitors\' CPD group 

A leading Tayside solicitor will brief legal professionals on major changes to the law surrounding residential tenancies this week.

Jeffrey Hope, Managing Partner and property law expert at Miller Hendry Solicitors and Estate Agents, has been confirmed as guest speaker to Dundee Solicitors\' prestigious Continuing Professional Development (CPD) group on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016, which comes into force later this year, looks set to shake-up Scotland\'s private rental sector by introducing new rules for landlords and tenants.

Strikingly, the modernised system includes a clause introducing a new Private Residential Tenancy, which will have no end date, meaning landlords will no longer be able to recover possession of their property just because the lease has reached its end date.

If a tenant does not want to leave, a landlord will have to rely on one of the grounds for eviction set out in the new Act, otherwise the lease continues.

Jeffrey Hope, property law expert at Miller Hendry said: \"I am honoured to have been invited to address Dundee Solicitors\' CPD group to highlight the implications of the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016.

\"The 2016 Act makes the biggest changes in the landlord and tenant relationship in Scotland for a generation. It is important that landlords in particular take early legal advice.\"

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