No one needs to testify to the signing of this agreement. Under Scottish law, a landlord must provide the tenant in writing with all the terms of the tenancy agreement. This document can be used by owners to meet this legal requirement. The problem with oral leases is that they can be difficult to implement. If there were to be a dispute, a court would have to hear evidence and decide which version of the truth should be accepted. In the event of a written agreement, courts are generally required to abide by the terms of the written agreement, even if they do not agree with them. If the property is shared by three or more tenants who are not members of the same family, the property may be classified as a multi-occupancy house (HMO). If you are an owner, you may need to obtain an HMO licence under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982. If you are not licensed or have any doubts, please contact a local lawyer.

Note: Family members include partners, same-sex partners, parents, grandparents, children, stepchildren, adoptive children and adoptive children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces. Both transfers and subleases are made when the tenant hands over the lease fee to third parties. As a general rule, the lessor cannot block a transfer or sublease for no good reason. An assignment is made when the tenant grants a third party all the remaining rights to a tenancy agreement for the duration of the tenancy agreement. The original tenant no longer has rights to the property or claims rights to the property. When a tenant sells property, he can no longer be sued by the landlord and cannot sue the landlord, because all his rights are transferred to the third party. In the case of subletting, the tenant can transfer part of the tenancy (for example. B a room in a house) or part of the lease (for example. B for 5 of the remaining 6 months of the lease) to a third party. The original tenant retains his rights to the property.

The original tenant can still take legal action and be sued by the landlord for breach of contract. If your landlord does not give you a written rental agreement, you still have legal rights as a tenant. You can have a secure rent based on the behaviour of yourself and your landlord, such as paying and receiving rent. The lease you have depends on your situation, not what your agreement says. By law, a landlord must communicate in writing to a tenant all rental conditions. Our Scottish Private Residential Tenancy Agreement model can be used for this purpose. Our online model of private rental contracts is easy to use and helps an owner create a rental contract by filling out the details in an online form. A rental agreement with a fixed end date gives both the owner and the tenant security. It indicates the exact day of the end of the lease. The advantage is that neither party is obliged to terminate the lease; it simply ends on the date indicated. In a fixed tenancy agreement, the lessor cannot increase the rent or change other terms of the tenancy agreement, unless he expressly reserves the right in the contract and the tenant accepts the changes. If the tenant stays above the specified date, the lessor can either accept rental payments and pursue the lease as a monthly lease with the same rules as the lease, or sign a new lease or initiate eviction proceedings against the tenant.

As a general rule, neither a lessor nor a tenant can terminate the contract as part of a temporary tenancy period until the expiry of the term (unless one of the parties has committed a substantial violation of the agreement). For periodic leases, there is a legal minimum that is required by most jurisdictions. The lease may indicate a longer period than the legal minimum. The lease cannot be shorter than the legal minimum.