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Temporary moratorium (pause) on evictions

Temporary rent cap and eviction protections brought in by the Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) Act 2022 will no longer apply from 1 April 2024.

This date is built into the legislation and cannot be extended further.

Further information on the changes from 1 April is available on the site.


From 6 September 2022 there is a temporary pause on the enforcement of evictions. This is part of the emergency measures put in place to reduce the impact of the cost of living on people who rent their home in Scotland.

It's sometimes called the 'eviction ban'. 

The pause applies if you gave your tenant a notice:

  • on or after 6 September 2022 telling them that you want to end the tenancy
  • before 6 September 2022 telling them that you want to end the tenancy and you did not apply to the Tribunal for an eviction order before 28 October 2022

Tribunal cases which started before 6 September 2022 are not affected.

The eviction pause is expected to stay in place until 31 March 2024 at the latest.

The Scottish Ministers can review the emergency measures if the situation changes during this time. 

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