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Renting a home

When you are renting a home it is important for you to know what you can afford and understand the kind of rental agreement you are entering into.

Find out about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant so that you can follow the rules. These pages can give you helpful information on problems you may have while renting. Find out what to do if you are facing eviction.

Renting from a public sector landlord

Information for public sector tenants on housing rights and on dealing with housing problems.

Renting from a private landlord

Information for tenants renting privately on their rights, rents and dealing with housing problems. Also covers HMOs.

Scottish Government guide to private landlord registration

Leaflet providing information on the requirements for private landlords to register with their local authority.

Common problems with renting

Advice on dealing with a range of common housing problems, from repairs to fuel bills and overcrowding.

Tenancy agreements

Information on tenancy agreements including the rights and obligations of tenants and landlords, and covering sham tenancies and unfair tenancy agreements.

Information for private landlords

Information for private landlords on where to find out about your rights.