News

31
Jul

In the media

Coverage:                                                                                                                        Irvine Times: Councillor accused of scoring “cheap and easy” points – 29 July The National: Letter response to rent controls petition – 31 July Articles of interest: The Herald: Disgraced lawyer became registered landlord months after being struck off – 25 July Property 118: Budget announcements leave 65% of landlords considering increasing rent – …

24
Jul

In the Media

Articles of interest: Scottish Housing News – It’s Time we started looking after Edinburgh’s Tenements – 14 July The National – Campaigners call for rent controls to end housing crisis (attached) – 20 July Guardian – Boris Johnson’s good landlord scheme branded a flop – 20 July Scottish Housing News – ‘Amazing’ Grace cycles 500 …

16
Jul

In the Media

Please email info@scottishlandlords.com for a copy of any items without links. Coverage The National – Landlords: Council Tax stops us investment in homes – 4 July Scotsman: Budget: We won’t be in black for 5 years – Osborne – 9 July Scottish Housing News: Campaigners hit back as landlords hint at rent rises – 9 July The …

8
Jul

Response to Budget

Responding to the announcement in the Budget Statement this afternoon to end tax deductions for buy-to-let mortgages, John Blackwood, Chief Executive of the Scottish Association of Landlords said: “This is a shocking decision by the Chancellor of the Exchequer which unfairly discriminates against landlords who provide valuable housing across Scotland.  In other businesses, tax is …

3
Jul

In the Media

Coverage: Kingdom FM – Landlords Seeking Fairness With Council Tax Reforms – 3 July Scotsman – Tax Commission should examine flaws in the system – 3 July Scottish Housing News – Council tax reform ‘should encourage PRS investment’ – 3 July Courier – Call to tackle tax flaws – 3 July  Articles of interest: Introducer …

3
Jul

Council Tax reforms must provide value for landlords

Representatives of landlords in Scotland will today tell the Commission on Local Tax reform that a replacement for the Council Tax in Scotland must help provide better value for tenants as well as fair treatment for landlords. The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) today welcomed the detailed examination of the possibility of reform of the …

26
Jun

In the media

Media coverage: STV News – Average rents reached new peak in May after record monthly increase – 24th June (Interview with John included in video at top of article) Articles of interest: Dundee Telegraph – Demand for homes leads to 8.1% hike in Dundee prices  - 20th June The Herald – Report: Young home renters …

12
Jun

In the media

Articles of interest to the industry: Media coverage: The Scotsman – Negotiations over reform of the private rented sector are ongoing – 9th June Scottish Housing News – PRS awaits new tenancy regime consultation outcome – 11th June Articles of interest: Scottish Housing News – Blog: Why we need to Make Renting Right – 5th …

9
Jun

Media Coverage: Private rented sector awaits Holyrood reform

CLA member and Managing Director of Belvoir Lettings in Edinburgh Mike Campbell is in today’s Scotsman commenting on the CLA and SAL’s work with the Scottish Government and urging them to  reconsider additional protections for tenants without harming investment in the private rented sector. Please click here to be taken to The Scotsman’s website to allow …

5
Jun

In the media

Articles of interest to the industry: CLA Coverage: Edinburgh Evening News – Fears rent overhaul will deter Festival tourists – 4 June Articles of interest: The Independent – Labour’s new shadow chancellor is against rent control… and guess what, he’s a landlord – 1 June BBC Newsbeat – New warnings over carbon monoxide poisoning over …