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'No to rent controls' is key consultation response

Over 7,000 responses have been received in the second round of consultation over the Scottish Government’s proposals for private rental sector reform - with most wanting the sector to remain market-led and not introduce rent controls.

ARLA - itself a contributor to the responses - says the Scottish Government has now analysed and published the results of the consultation process. 

The exercise was to gather views on proposals “'to improve security of tenure for tenants, while giving suitable safeguards for landlords, lenders and investors” in the words of the Scottish Government. 


Topics covered included: length of tenancy, notice periods, grounds for repossession, rent reviews, and rent.

The question about further regulation to allow area-based rent limits received the highest number of responses of all the questions in the consultation and the majority of respondents (70 per cent) did not see a role for additional regulation.

This is featured on page 72 of the report, which can be found in full here.


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