Category - News

24
Sep

Antisocial Behaviour Act consultation

The Scottish Government is considering a number of suggestions for legislative change to The Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004 which would help improve the response to antisocial behaviour. Based on engagement with police and local authority antisocial behaviour teams the Government is of the view that there is no need for fundamental legislative reform …

24
Sep

Students and parents warned to beware rogue letting agents

To coincide with the start of Fresher’s Weeks’ across Scotland, the Council of Letting Agents (CLA) has released its “top tips” to help students spot rogue letting agents when finding private rented accommodation. Students, especially those with no prior renting experience, are often a prime target for rogue letting agents, resulting in high costs and …

29
Aug

Progamme published for next week’s the Agency Business conference

The conference team is delighted to publish the programme for next week’s major annual letting agent conference, The Agency Business. The conference takes place at the Lighthouse on Thursday 4 September and you can now download PDF programme here. Delegates no need to print this out it’s a low res version and we will have printed …

26
Aug

Member survey results: Rents and tenure

We recently asked landlord members to complete a survey. The survey asked for members’ approaches to rent increases and their views on how proposals to increase tenants’ security of tenure and controls on rent increases would affect them. A similar survey was sent to CLA members to gather agents’ views. The landlord survey showed that …

18
Aug

Implementation of the Immigration Act

The Immigration Act 2014 introduced a requirement for landlords of private rental accommodation to conduct checks to establish that new tenants have the right to live in the UK. Landlords who rent to illegal migrants without conducting these checks will be liable for a civil penalty of up to £3000. If the landlord engages a …

9
Jul

HMRC toolkits and webinars in August

HMRC has launched live webinars to help landlords and businesses. Their first session takes place on Thursday 7 August at 2.00pm and is described as an introduction to property income. It is aimed at anyone who is soon going to receive income from property or those who have recently started receiving income from property. It …

7
Jul

SAL Tenancy Deposit Scheme survey results used by The Scotsman

Thanks to members who took part in our recent survey. The Scotsman have quoted some of the statistics from your responses. See Scotsman article here.

2
Jul

Tenancy Deposit Scheme survey

Thank you very much to members who took part in our recent tenancy deposit scheme survey. You can download a PDF summary of the results here. With tenancy deposit schemes (TDS) in Scotland marking their second anniversary, the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) has undertaken a member survey to gather information from landlords and letting agents on …

28
Mar

Choosing a letting agent

Members of the SAL Council of Letting Agents can be found on our member page.

28
Mar

Scottish Power stop “no standing charge” tariffs

28 March 2014 Scottish Power no longer offer a “no standing charge” tariff which is costing some members a great deal of money in vacant properties. Members are alerted to watch out for this in void periods.

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