News

2
Feb

SAL & the CLA in the media: PRS market “lacking supply”

See below for some good media coverage today for our survey which indicates that the Scottish private rental market  is “lacking supply”. Online coverage links: BBC news STV news Galloway Gazette (Press Association) International Business Times Scottish Housing News Selkirk Weekend Advertiser Press cuttings: The Scotsman – Call to build more homes for rent The …

29
Jan

The Agency Business 2015 – our annual letting agent conference

The Agency Business conference 2015. We’re delighted to announce that our specialist letting agent conference has grown again and will take place in a larger venue this year to meet demand. Taking part in late Spring following member feedback on the best date, the event will take place at Hampden Park, Glasgow on Thursday 21 …

26
Jan

CLA media update

Articles of Interest 24 Dash – Redress scheme sees letting agent complaints rise – 19th January The Courier – ‘Unintended consequences’ concern over land reform – 19th January BBC News online – Scottish rents tumble during 2014 – 21st January

20
Jan

CLA Media update

Articles of Interest The Telegraph – Landlord tip: ‘How I save thousands using social media to find tenants’ – 7th January Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra – Comment: homes for the next generation – 10th January The Guardian – The housing crisis in charts – 11th January BQ Live – Rogue Landlords? Not here! – …

12
Jan

CLA media update

Daily Record – Labour Holyrood candidate slams SNP for voting down amendments to the Housing Bill which would “make the private rented sector fairer – 23rd December The Herald – Shona Craven: Some home truths on the Winter Fuel Allowance – 24th December Press and Journal – Labour wants to ban “rip-off” private rent rises …

5
Jan

CLA media update

Media Coverage The Herald – Landlords urged to keep up to date with electrical safety – 13 December Articles of Interest The Scotsman – Scotland sees steepest rent increases in UK at 12% – 15 December Jackie Baillie – JACKIE IN CALL TO BAN RIP OFF RENT RISES – 15th December Property Wire – Fierce …

12
Dec

CLA media update

Articles of Interest The Scotsman – ‘Living rent’ limit call to protect tenants – 7th December The Telegraph – Four letting agent tricks that can shrink buy-to-let returns – 8th December The Independent – Britain’s rental crisis: 61% of renters have suffered damp, mould or leaking roofs – 9th December Labour Hame – Fairness should …

12
Dec

News release: Don’t be a Christmas Turkey: Tenants urged to get electrics checked

News Release IMMEDIATE RELEASE Don’t be a Christmas Turkey: Tenants urged to get electrics checked With Christmas Trees, lights and new gadgets being plugged in during the festive season, the Council of Letting Agents (CLA) are asking their members to make sure electrical safety checks have been carried out to keep tenants safe over the …

5
Dec

CLA media update

Articles of Interest The Guardian – Tenant power: how to battle a bad landlord – 29th November The Courier – Brothers ‘stuck in limbo’ after eviction from Dundee flat – 29th November Cumbernauld News – Rents ‘need a fair deal’ – 30th November STV News – Labour calls on Scottish Government to ban ‘rip-off rent …

28
Nov

CLA media update

Articles of Interest The Guardian – Revenge evictions: ‘An electrician said our shower was unsafe. The landlord’s response was to evict us’ – 23rd November The Scotsman – Edinburgh property rentals second only to London – 24th November Edinburgh Evening News – Edinburgh tenants spend half their pay on rent – 24th November 24 Dash.com …