News

11
Apr

Second new tenancy consultation

12 May 2015 The second consultation on a new tenancy regime has now closed and the Scottish Government will now analyse the responses received. A copy of the responses submitted by SAL and the CLA can be found by following these links: Link to SAL consultation response Link to CLA consultation response We also submitted …

2
Apr

SAL urges Scottish Government to consider impact of policy proposals on landlords

In a letter to the media SAL has urged the Scottish Government to consider the impact of its policy proposals on landlords, rather than just taking into account the interests of tenants. SAL chief executive John Blackwood writes: –   Dear Editor, As an industry body representing Scotland’s landlords and agents, we are concerned that …

30
Mar

New Member Agent window stickers and twitter comp

Your new window stickers with the Member Agent logo as below, should have arrived by now,  enclosed in your copy of Landlord Focus magazine. We also emailed the logo last week,  for use on your emails, websites, signage and stationery but please let us know if you need any other formats at all. Twitter competition …

30
Mar

In the media

  Press and Journal – Rector highlights rogue landlords threat to students (click to read)  -24th March Mortgage Introducer – ARLA agents see February rent hikes – 24th March STV News – Rents across Scotland rising at slowest level in almost two years – 25th March Property Wire – New tenants in UK facing higher …

25
Mar

In the media

20 March 2015 News items of interest The Herald – Report: more than half a million Scots, including 100,000 children, live in severe poverty – 16th March The Guardian – Let’s regulate letting agents, the leeches sucking our wallets dry – 17th March BBC News online – Average Scottish house price ‘hits record high’ – …

25
Mar

SAL & CLA Parliamentary Briefing

On Tuesday 17 March SAL and the CLA gave a short parliamentary briefing to MSPs, their staff and researchers. All MSPs were invited to attend the briefing and on the day seven were in attendance. They were: •    Sarah Boyak MSP, Labour, Member for Lothian •    Jamie McGrigor MSP, Conservatives, Highlands and Islands •    Lewis …

8
Mar

Business rates appeals system consultation

08 March 2015 The Scottish Government is in the process of reviewing the business rates system and as part of this it has been consulting on the business rates appeals process. The CLA has submitted a response to the consultation which can be found here. The appeals system can be used by owners and tenants …

8
Mar

CLA media update

  Daily Record – Three men arrested in Edinburgh after police raid nets £80,000 of cannabis plants – 28th February Sunday Herald – Questions raised on re-appointment of housing regulator in midst of parliamentary probe – 1st March Press and Journal – Tenant farmers call for interim commissioner to oversee sector – 1st March Property …

23
Feb

Media update

Media coverage and articles of interest Media coverage •    Holyrood – letters – Tenants need protection from unscrupulous landlords – 16th February •    The National – Emergency accomodation numbers double – 20th February •    Holyrood – letters – Land reform must focus on housing – 16th February •    Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra – Comment: Homes …

9
Feb

Tenant satisfaction survey

Tenants across Scotland are being asked how landlords and tenants can improve private rented accommodation. Click here to take the survey The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) and the Council of Letting Agents (CLA) have launched a short online survey asking tenants to give their views on issues such as rent levels, inspections, safety checks …