Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill or Artificial state manipulation of free market rent?10:34 AM, 6th November 2020
About 4 weeks ago 36
We have a tenant finding it hard to find a property to move to. A developer let them move into a new house which is now for sold STC but the wave of Landlords selling is tightening supply so they can’t find anywhere.
They have an expired S21, but now owe three months rent too. The S21 may fail due to proof of service of the ‘How to rent’ booklet and EPC or the reliance of a Completion Certificate for the new Gas Boiler & Hob rather than a Gas Safety Cert at the outset.
Deposit is all protected etc. but I am now thinking of withdrawing the S21 and issuing Section 8.
Payments were erratic for a while during the tenancy, but since the S21 was served they ‘saved up’ for a new deposit and rent in advance using the developers’ rent.
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