RICS Scotland has called on the Scottish Government to reconsider changes to the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill which will remove the initial period from the residential tenancy. In a letter to minister for housing and welfare Margaret Burgess, Jonathan Gordon, of Clan Gordon Limited, Chair of the RICS Scotland PRS Forum said the removal of the clause could have a negative impact on landlords’ willingness to let property, which, in turn, could decrease the number of properties available for rent and lead to increased rents.

You can find the letter below: