Rent Rights

Useful links

Shelter Scotlandscotland-logo
Covering issues such as evictions, ending a tenancy and neighbourhood issues, the Shelter Scotland website is an excellent resource for housing problems.

Deposit Scheme
The Scottish Government website gives information on landlord deposit schemes, a scheme provided by an independent third party to protect deposits system until they are due to be repaid.

There are currently three recognised landlord deposit schemes in Scotland:
Letting Protection Scotland
Safe Deposits Scotland
My|deposits Scotland

Private Rented Housing Panel 
If your landlord refuses to complete repairs and you meet the relevant criteria, the PRHP provides tenants with a way to force landlords to do necessary repairs.
Shelter Scotland have more information on application criteria and how to apply to the private rented housing panel here.

Citizen’s Advice Scotland CAS LOGO
CAS provides important information about the services that are open to you, and your rights and responsibilities.

EPTAG (Edinburgh Private Tenants Action Group)EPTAG
EPTAG was established to give private tenants in Edinburgh a collective voice. They work to represent the rights and interests of tenants in the private rented sector.

Renting Scotland
This is the online source of information to accompany the Tenant Information Pack.