Category - News

3
Nov

New Legislation could “drastically limit” ability to tackle anti-social behaviour, say landlords

New legislation designed to modernise the Private Rented Sector (PRS) in Scotland could make it harder for landlords to tackle anti-social behaviour in their properties, according to a group of over 50 letting agents from across the country. As 350 delegates from across Scotland gather for a major industry event in Edinburgh, National Landlord Day, …

30
Oct

In the media

Coverage: Property118: Why Osborne’s Buy to Let Tax Grab is Flawed – 26 October Articles: Scottish Housing News: Edinburgh plans to build 14,000 new homes over next decade – 26 October Herald: Lack of supply is the problem for tenants, not rogue landlords – 26 October Herald: Fairness in the rented sector – 28 October High 50 Homes: Top ten tips for finding a …

18
Oct

In the media

  Coverage: Property Wire – Concerns voiced about new simplified tenancies bill in Scotland – 13 October BBC Radio Scotland – Kaye Adams Programme (2:54:25) – 14 October The Herald – Think tank suggests radical points system to slash spiralling private sector rents – 14 October Articles: Scottish Financial News: Conference aims to make build-to-rent …

9
Oct

In the media

Coverage: The Scotsman – “Landlords Urge: Don’t demonise us” – 5 October (attached) Scottish Housing News – Don’t ‘demonise’ private rented sector, landlords warn – 5 October (and attached) The Scotsman (Online Business Column): John Blackwood: Don’t demonise private rented sector – 6 October Holyrood Magazine – Is Scotland Facing a Housing crisis – 6 …

8
Oct

Response to Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill

Responding to the publication today by the Scottish Government of the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill, John Blackwood, Chief Executive of the Scottish Association of Landlords said: “SAL and our Council of Letting Agents have worked constructively with the Scottish Government and other stakeholders, including tenants groups and charities throughout the development of this legislation …

5
Oct

Landlords warn: “Don’t demonise private rented sector”

Landlords have urged the Scottish Government not to demonise the private rented sector and ensure that new legislation protects tenants’ rights without strangling investment. With the Scottish Government expected to publish details this week of new legislation to reform the rental regime in the Private Rented Sector in Scotland, the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) …

2
Oct

In the media

Articles and stories of interest to letting agents in this week’s media: Herald Scotland – Renting is the ‘new normal’ for younger Scots – September 26 Scotsman – Housing crisis grows with 16% drop in new builds – September 26 Scottish Government – ‘Right to rent’ plan raises rogue landlord fears – September 27 The …

25
Sep

Letting agents in the media

Please find below articles of interest to letting agents in this week’s media: 24 Dash – Scottish government hits out at Westminster immigration bill – September 17 BBC News – Rents ‘rise rapidly in Eastern England’ – September 18 Property Wire – UK landlords left fuming over new smoke alarms laws – September 18 Scottish …

18
Sep

Letting Agents In the media

Please find below updated coverage and articles of interest in the media for this week: Coverage: Scottish Financial News: Scottish landlords take tax case to Treasury – 17 September Scottish Housing News: Scottish landlords take tax case to Treasury – 17 September BBC News Online: Scottish landlords to meet Treasury officials over tax plans – …

16
Sep

Scottish landlords take tax case to The Treasury

Scottish landlords will today meet with senior UK Government officials in London to urge them to rethink planned tax changes for private landlords. These tax changes threaten investment in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) at a time when Scotland is facing a long-term housing crisis. Representatives from the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) will meet …

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