Scottish Association of Landlords



Landlords ‘disappointed’ in lack of government support for move to improve housing options for Universal Credit claimants

Scotland’s largest membership organisation for private landlords and letting agents has described it as “disappointing” that the Scottish Government won’t support a measure which would increase the availability of homes for those on Universal Credit.

Published 17 June 2019

Tenement maintenance working group’s final recommendations report calls for change in legislation

Regular building inspections, the establishment of compulsory owners’ associations and Building Reserve Funds must be written into legislation to protect the future of Scotland’s tenement buildings, according to a new report.

Published 5 June 2019

CIH includes more housing organisations in new domestic abuse pledge

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has launched a new pledge which aims to help more housing organisations tackle domestic abuse.

Published 9 April 2019

Call for housing element of Universal Credit to be paid to landlords for all claimants

Scotland’s largest membership organisation for landlords in the private rented sector has asked the UK and Scottish Governments to ensure the housing element of Universal Credit is paid directly to private and social landlords for all Scottish claimants.

Published 22 March 2019

Landlords call for illegal tenant immigration checks to be scrapped in wake of High Court ruling

Scotland’s largest landlord membership organisation has called on the UK Government to scrap legislation which makes landlords responsible for checking the immigration status of tenants, after the High Court in London ruled the law was in breach of human rights legislation.

Published 4 March 2019

Landlords body concerned tax changes will stifle investment

Scotland’s largest membership body for private landlords has expressed concern that tax changes announced by the Scottish Government will reduce investment and exacerbate the country’s housing crisis.

Published 18 December 2018

MSP uses landlord event to highlight issues in Scottish housing market

Graham Simpson MSP used his address at the Scottish Association of Landlords’ annual conference and exhibition to highlight issues in Scottish housing market.

Published 14 November 2018

Scottish landlords welcome political support for stronger enforcement

Scotland’s largest landlord membership organisation has welcomed broad political support for stronger enforcement of rules governing landlords and letting agents operating in the private rented sector to allow a better service for tenants.

Published 13 November 2018

Landlords and surveyors urge strong enforcement of new letting agent rules

Scotland’s largest landlord membership organisation has urged landlords, tenants and other letting agents to quickly report any non-compliance with new regulations governing letting agents in the private rented sector (PRS).

Published 1 October 2018

Glasgow tenant rights event announced

Tenants in Glasgow will have the chance to put renting questions to industry experts at a tenant conference at the Renfield St. Stephens Church Centre on October 13.

Published 1 October 2018

New PRS regulations result in membership boost for landlord body

Scotland’s largest landlord organisation has reported a sharp surge in membership as large and small scale landlords seek to understand and implement the raft of new regulations governing the private rented sector (PRS).

Published 3 September 2018

Glasgow landlord hails rented housing as ‘vital’ for city economy

Ensuring a supply of high-quality private rented housing is vital to support Glasgow’s economy, according to a major city landlord.

Published 6 July 2018

Blog: Landlords and others must be part of benefits solution

Landlords are ready to play their part to help ensure households on lower incomes are not priced out of city living, says John Blackwood at the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL).

Published 28 May 2018

Save the date for Scottish Housing Day

People and communities across Scotland are being asked to save the date for this year’s Scottish Housing Day, which will take place on Wednesday September 19th.

Published 23 May 2018

New dawn for Scotland’s private renters as new Private Residential Tenancy comes into force

Sweeping new private renting laws that will significantly affect the rights of Scotland’s 760,000 private renters come into force today.

Published 1 December 2017