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Temporary cap on rent increases

From 6 September 2022, there is a temporary cap on rent increases during tenancies. The cap is set at 0% and is expected to stay in place until at least 31 March 2023.

This is part of the emergency measures put in place to lessen the impact of the cost crisis on people who rent their home in Scotland.

This means that from 6 September 2022, you cannot increase your tenant’s rent unless you can prove that there has been an increase in certain costs.

Before you can increase the rent on the basis of these costs, you will need to apply to a Rent Officer (part of Rent Service Scotland).

Any rent increase notice given to your tenant on or after 6 September 2022 is not valid.

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