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You should only use this form if you have a 'private residential tenancy'.
You're likely to have a private residential tenancy if you started renting from a private landlord on or after 1 December 2017. If your tenancy agreement started before 1 December 2017 you don't have a private residential tenancy.
You can apply to Rent Service Scotland (RSS) if you want a Rent Officer to decide what your rent should be.
You can use this form to apply to Rent Service Scotland (RSS) if:
You'll need to know:
When you submit your form, you should also submit:
To help decide what your rent should be, RSS might need to send a Rent Officer to inspect your home. You'll need to be in when the Rent Officer visits. You can only change the time of this visit once.
If you're not in when the Rent Officer calls, they will decide what your rent should be without making a visit to your home.
Once you submit this form, RSS will review it and aim to let you know the new rent amount within 40 days.
Enter a postcode to find the rental property's address.
A tenant can ask someone, such as a friend, to deal with RSS on their behalf.
When someone acts on the tenant's behalf, they're known as the tenant's 'agent'.
Give the agent's full contact details:
Enter the address manually
All fields marked with an asterisk (star) must be filled in
You need to tell us how many of each type of room the home has.
Enter the number of:
A service can include things like:
If your landlord hasn't given you a list telling you what you're charged, please let us know.
Your landlord should have given you a list of the things they charge for. This list can be in your tenancy agreement or can be a separate page, sometimes called an 'inventory'.
If you have it, you'll need to give this list to Rent Service Scotland.
This can include:
This can include work to make the property more modern.
Only include damage or defects caused by not following the terms of your tenancy.
If an agent (or another person) acts on your Landlord’s behalf please give us all their contact details, including their address.
To set the rent for your home, a Rent Officer may need to inspect your home.
If they do, the visit will take place during normal office hours. These are: Monday - Friday, between 9.30am and 3.30pm.
Please let us know the dates over the next month when you are not available for a visit:
To apply you'll need to download your finished form.
You need to complete the following challenge before you can download your application.
You should also include:
You can email these, and your form, to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you can't email, you can post them to:
You should also fill in and give your landlord part 3 of your Rent Increase Notice. This tells your landlord you're going to apply to Rent Service Scotland.
You must inform Rent Service Scotland if any of the answers you've given in this form change.
You can contact Rent Service Scotland on: 0300 244 7000
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