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Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) Scotland Bill

The Bill makes changes to the law by:

  • temporarily restricting landlords from increasing the amount of rent they can charge on residential tenancies
  • temporarily placing certain restrictions on evictions from residential tenancies
  • allowing for Scottish Ministers to make regulations about matters a rent officer or a First-Tier Tribunal must consider in determining rent.

The Bill was passed on 06 October 2022 and became an Act on 27 October 2022



The Scottish Government introduces the Bill and accompanying documents to the Parliament which publishes the Bill.

The Bill was introduced on 03 October 2022

Bill as introduced

Financial resolution

The Presiding Officer has decided under Rule 9.12 of Standing Orders that a financial resolution is required for this Bill.

Crown consent

This Bill requires Crown consent. It is expected that this consent will be signified at Stage 3.

Related information from the Scottish Government on the bill

Delegated Powers Memorandum

Information on the powers the Bill gives the Scottish Ministers and others to make “secondary legislation” (usually regulations) and to the Scottish Ministers (such as to make guidance).

Statements on Legislative Competence

Statements on whether the Bill is within the Parliament’s “legislative competence” (if the Parliament has the power to make the changes to the law proposed by the Bill).