Category - News

24
Nov

PRS tenure reform consultation

The Scottish Government is consulting on proposals to reform the tenancy regime. The current consultation document proposes a complete reform of the current tenancy regime and as such is the most important consultation on landlord/tenant legislation in over 25 years. If legislated on, the measures proposed will make fundamental changes to the tenancy system which …

21
Nov

CLA media update

Articles of Interest Edinburgh Evening News – Council refuses powers to limit student digs – 14th November The Scotsman – Hearthstone hails £150m pension funds homes move – 15th November The Telegraph – Our housing crisis will dominate the political agenda for decades – 19th November Bdaily – In before Christmas… Is there a good …

17
Nov

New letting agent training in Glasgow

New training specially for letting agents is now available from the Scottish Association of Landlords’ sister organisation, Landlord Accreditation Scotland. Link for more information and the booking form Landlord Accreditation Scotland promotes best practice in all aspects of the private rented sector in Scotland, including supporting letting agents with relevant training for staff of all …

14
Nov

CLA media update

Media Coverage Property Wire – Official figures show rent increases in Scotland are largely below inflation – 12th November 2014 Articles of Interest Daily Record – Labour leadership hopeful Neil Findlay promises 50,000 affordable houses for rent if he becomes First Minister – 7th November The Herald – Half of tenants’ deposits in Scotland are …

12
Nov

Statement responding to the Scottish Government announcement on rent levels

Today SAL chief executive John Blackwood has responded to this news article stating: “The figures published today by the Scottish Government clearly demonstrate the complex picture of rent levels in the private rented sector across Scotland.  Many people choose to rent from a private landlord or letting agent because it allows them to live in a …

7
Nov

CLA media update

CLA Media Coverage STV News -  broadcast, approx 9 mins and 52 seconds into programme – 4th November Good Morning Scotland – audio, approx 49.50 mins into programme – 4th November STV News – National Landlord Day event can ‘help tackle housing shortage’ – 4th November Kingdom FM – Housing Crisis ‘Needs Better Private Renting’ …

3
Nov

National Landlord Day an opportunity to solve housing shortage

The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) the parent body of the Council of Letting Agents has said that National Landlord Day on 4 November presents an opportunity to tackle Scotland’s growing housing shortage by ensuring an effective Private Rented Sector (PRS) in Scotland. As landlords from across Scotland gather for an event in Edinburgh, top …

6
Oct

Tenancy reform proposals published

The Scottish Government has today launched its consultation on tenancy reform. The Scottish Government have today launched their consultation on tenancy reform. The consultation document proposes a complete reform of the current tenancy regime and as such is the most important consultation on landlord/tenant legislation in over 25 years. If legislated on, the measures proposed …

24
Sep

Behind the bluster; increasing the profile & changing the perception of letting agents

There is a lot of misinformation about what PR is and what its benefit might be.  Building profile or seeking media coverage is often a misunderstood practice.  It is common to hear about “the Dark Arts”, “vanity exercises” or misunderstood phrases such as “any publicity is good publicity”.  The reality is that media coverage is …

24
Sep

LAS training and legal updates coming up soon

SAL sister organisation Landlord Accreditation Scotland (LAS) is running a variety of events over and above their programme of Core Standards training.  You may already have had details directly from LAS – the aim is to bring as much practical advice as possible to aid in the day to day process of working in the …

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