Covering issues such as evictions, ending a tenancy and neighbourhood issues, the Shelter Scotland website is an excellent resource for housing problems.
- Renting from a Private Landlord
The Renting from a Private Landlord section of the Shelter Scotland website contains important information regarding your rights and responsibilities as a tenant.
- Repairs in private rented accommodation
This section of the Shelter website is helpful in clarifying your rights as a private tenant when your home is in need of repair.
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.
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 provides important information about the services that are open to you, and your rights and responsibilities.
EPTAG (Edinburgh Private Tenants Action Group)
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.
This is the online source of information to accompany the Tenant Information Pack.