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Rent pause or reduction

There is no automatic rent holiday or break for tenants.

Your landlord may agree to:

  • reduce or pause rent
  • write off the lost rent 
  • allow you to pay them back later

Read the advice on negotiating a rent reduction from Shelter Scotland.

You should get any rent reduction or pause agreement between you and your landlord in writing.


If you stop paying your rent without an agreement, your landlord may use this as a reason to evict you.

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