Scottish Association of Landlords

2017 Scottish Housing Day aims to help public make informed housing choices

This year’s official Scottish Housing Day will take place on Thursday September 21, it has been announced.

Published 28 March 2017

Landlords slam Chancellor’s ‘undermining’ of efforts to solve Scotland’s housing crisis

Scotland’s largest membership organisation for landlords has strongly criticised UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond MP, for not reversing tax changes which will result in a reduced supply of affordable housing in Scotland.

Published 10 March 2017

Blog: Consultation on Universal Credit regulations

Private landlords representative John Blackwood encourages people to respond to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Universal Credit regulations.

Published 17 February 2017

Dedicated support hub for PRS tenants opens in Glasgow

Social enterprise letting agent Homes for Good has opened a new office in Glasgow which will include a dedicated support and information hub for tenants in the private rented sector.

Published 1 February 2017

Council helps ensure Ayrshire private landlords know their obligations

Experts from South Ayrshire Council were on hand to guide more than 80 private landlords through a number of information workshops recently.

Published 19 January 2017

Scottish Association of Landlords welcome bans for rogue Glasgow landlords

Action to ban nine private landlords from renting properties in Glasgow has been welcomed by the Scottish Association of Landlords.

Published 1 December 2016

Landlords and Scottish Government redouble efforts for better enforcement of regulations

Scottish landlords will today announce their support for new action by the Scottish Government to encourage better enforcement of laws and regulations to force rogue and illegal players out of the Private Rented Sector (PRS) and provide a better service for tenants.

Published 8 November 2016

Landlords urged to ‘get their house in order’

Significant tax changes affecting landlords will be outlined as part of National Landlord Day tomorrow.

Published 7 November 2016

Scottish landlords take case against ‘harmful’ tax changes to the Treasury

Scottish landlords’ representatives will hold a series of meetings in London this week to thank Scottish MPs for their support in trying to reverse proposed tax changes which they argue will threaten investment in Scotland and harm the supply of affordable housing.

Published 20 October 2016

Public back landlords’ campaign for better enforcement of PRS laws

An overwhelming majority of Scottish people believe councils should do more to enforce laws which protect the safety of tenants in the Private Rented Sector (PRS), supporting a growing campaign by Scottish landlords who believe enforcement is critical to driving rogue players out of the market.

Published 26 September 2016

Landlords support move to measure impact of tax changes on affordable housing supply

The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) has announced its support for a move to measure the impact of tax changes for Private Rented Sector (PRS) landlords on the availability of affordable housing.

Published 5 September 2016

Scottish landlords launch new campaign against tax changes

Tax increases being imposed by the UK and Scottish governments will make it easier for irresponsible landlords to provide sub-standard housing to tenants, according to the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL).

Published 15 August 2016

Letting agents take action to drive rogues out of business

Letting agents from across Scotland will today start signing up to a new programme of compliance with government regulations with the aim of raising standards and driving rogue operators out of the market.

Published 19 May 2016

Scottish Association of Landlords issues PRS manifesto summary

As politicians from all parties gear up for the Scottish parliamentary election on 5 May 2016, the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) has outlined its key areas of concern relating to the private rented sector (PRS).

Published 29 April 2016

Private Tenancies Bill passed by Scottish Parliament

New legislation that will modernise the private rented sector (PRS) was passed last night by the Scottish Parliament.

Published 18 March 2016