Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill


Outcome: E

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about private rented housing; in particular to establish a new type of tenancy to be known as a private residential tenancy.

Current Status of the Bill

This Scottish Government Bill was introduced by Alex Neil MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners' Rights, on 7 October 2015.

The Bill was passed by the Parliament on 17 March 2016 and received Royal Assent on 22 April 2016.

Stage 1

Lead Committee: Infrastructure and Capital Investment

Dates of consideration by lead Committee:

4 November 2015 (evidence)

11 November 2015 (evidence)

18 November 2015 (evidence)

2 December 2015 (evidence)

6 January 2016

13 January 2016

1st Report, 2016 (Session 4): Stage 1 Report on the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill

Dates of consideration by other committees:

3 November 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)

11 November 2015 (Finance)

1 December 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)

Link to Report at Stage 1 by Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Link to Finance Committee Report on Financial Memorandum

After Passing

Received Royal Assent on 22 April 2016.


Reconsideration Stage