Minister for Housing and Welfare, Margaret Burgess, has launched a new Tenant Information pack for the private rented sector. Landlords now have a legal duty to provide the TIP to new tenants.
The user-friendly document, which has been made available on the Scottish Government website, contains a summary of legislation relevant to private tenants and landlords.
During a public consultation on its introduction, the TIP received broad cross-sector support as a means of providing consistent and reliable information to tenants.
The TIP will be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that it provides an accurate, user friendly, summary of housing law.
The launch of the pack is supported by a new website which offers practical renting guides for tenants and landlords in Scotland’s private rented sector.
Funded by the Scottish Government, the Renting Scotland website has been created by Shelter Scotland and industry partners and contains key tenant and landlord information on renting in the private rented sector.
An Information Sheet has been prepared for members and is available by logging into the members’ section or by contacting HQ.