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COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) CRISIS

Information for Landlords, Tenants and Letting Agents

During the current emergency, tenants do not face automatic eviction if they have 3-months' rent arrears. The Scottish Government is extending the automatic eviction ground from 3-months' rent arrears to 6-months' arrears (this is related to the 3-month 'mortgage holiday').

For more information, view the following statements issued by the Scottish Government:

The Scottish Government has prepared Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) which give general answers to the most common questions from Tenants, Landlords and Letting Agents.

If landlords want further detail on the FAQs, you can email the Scottish Government at:

You can also email the Minister at:

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