Monday, 5 June 2023
The Scottish Government has announced that subject to the approval of parliament, it will extend the provisions of the Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act 2022 to 31 March 2024. This is the legislation which introduced a cap of 3% on most rent increases and a delay of 6 months on the enforcement of most eviction orders granted by the tribunal. This is the final extension permitted by the 2022 Act.
There are no plans to change the current rent cap of 3% or the rent increase amount that can be achieved through an application to the rent officer of 6%.
A statement of reasons setting out why the Scottish Government believes it is necessary and proportionate to extend the measures to 31 March 2024 can be found here.