From 1 December 2017 a new form of tenancy called a Private Residential Tenancy ('PRT') will replace Short Assured Tenancies in Scotland. The PRT will become the standard tenancy agreement between residential landlords and tenants. There will be no minimum period of let, no pre-tenancy notices and only one 'Notice to Leave' will be needed to end the tenancy.
You can download the official model tenancy agreement from the Scottish Government website. It is a comprehensive and easy-to-read document that covers all aspects of setting up a private residential tenancy in Scotland. Once downloaded, you can edit the template agreement to suit the circumstances of your property. Notes included within the model tell you which clauses you must include and those that are optional. There is not a Clickdocs equivalent of the official model PRT. We recommend you use the official template and notes.
See our Private Residential Tenancy Fact Sheet for more details.
The changes will only apply to tenancies created on or after 1 December 2017. Any tenancies existing prior to that will remain Short Assured Tenancies and will continue to be governed by the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988, including the 1988 Act's provisions relating to termination. Therefore the Notice to Quit and either Form AT6 or the Section 33 Notice will still be required to bring a pre-1 December tenancy to an end.