Scottish Association of Landlords
Plans to introduce an additional supplement on homeowners buying a second home or buy-to-let property will make it even harder for the most vulnerable tenants to get the accommodation they want at a price they can afford, the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) has said.
Published 3 February 2016
Senior figures from across the housing sector have united in opposition to proposals in the UK Immigration Bill which they fear risk “significant harm” to “deeply vulnerable people”.
Published 22 January 2016
The Scottish Government has announced a year-year increase of £90 million to its affordable housing budget to help it achieve its target of delivering 50,000 affordable homes during the next parliament.
Published 17 December 2015
Landlords are being urged to make use of a new procedure which will allow them to gain access to their properties to carry out essential work, helping to maintain the standards of stock in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) in Scotland.
Published 1 December 2015
New legislation designed to modernise the private rented sector (PRS) in Scotland could make it harder for landlords to tackle anti-social behaviour in their properties, according to a group of over 50 letting agents from across the country.
Published 3 November 2015
Attempts by the Scottish Government to provide “more security, stability and predictability” to tenants renting in the private rented sector (PRS) have been broadly welcomed, though concerns have been raised proposals may harm investment in the sector.
Published 8 October 2015
Landlords have urged the Scottish Government not to demonise the private rented sector and ensure that new legislation protects tenants’ rights without strangling investment.
Published 5 October 2015
Scottish landlords met with senior UK government officials in London yesterday to urge them to rethink planned tax changes for private landlords.
Published 17 September 2015
Plans to introduce a power for local rent controls in ‘high-pressure’ rental areas in Scotland could deter investment in Scotland’s private rented sector (PRS) and curtail much-needed housing supply, according to the Scottish Property Federation (SPF).
Published 2 September 2015
Tax changes from the UK government could result in an increase in private rents and leave tenants facing homelessness, the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) has warned.
Published 1 September 2015
Debbie King reports back on Shelter Scotland’s Illegal Evictions campaign
Published 28 July 2015
Campaigners for rent controls have hit back at Scottish landlords who may be planning to raise rents in response to a reduction in the amount of tax relief for buy-to-let mortgages.
Published 9 July 2015
A commission looking at alternatives to the council tax should tackle “flaws” in the system to encourage more investment in the private rented sector, according to representatives of landlords.
Published 3 July 2015
Reforming Scotland’s private rented sector to make it fit for the 21st Century and fair for all is the theme of a major conference taking place today.
Published 24 June 2015
Landlords are calling for urgent discussions with ministers following a ruling by the European Court of Justice that will make it more expensive to insulate private rented housing.
Published 8 June 2015