Coronavirus guidance for private landlords and letting agents

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What does this involve?

The Scottish Government has published guidance for private landlords and letting agents in Scotland around issues that may arise in the private rented sector during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

It signposts landlords and letting agents to relevant official guidance and provides advice on industry-related topics. These include:

  • Supporting tenants who are in financial difficulty or who are struggling to pay their rent
  • Financial support for landlords
  • Charging rent during the outbreak
  • Evicting a tenant or ending a tenancy
  • Opening a letting agency or landlord’s office to the public
  • Conducting viewings or moves during the pandemic
  • Rules for homes of multiple occupancy (HMO)
  • Repairs, maintenance or health and safety inspections to a property

Am I eligible?

Anyone can use this service.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Landlords or letting agents working in the private rented sector in Scotland.

How long does this take?

You can read the guidance at your own pace.

Next steps

Visit the Scottish Government website for more information and to read the full guidance.

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