Council of Letting Agents
The Scottish Association of Landlords provides a comprehensive package of membership services, advice, support and policy work for Scotland’s letting agents via our CLA (Council of Letting Agents) membership plan.
The CLA represents Scotland’s leading letting agents and leads the lettings industry in Scotland.
Top 3 reasons for joining
We have welcomed over 100 new letting agent members in the last three months. Here’s why:
- Save time and money with our suite of 30+ letting agent procedure documents, including a management contract. Our documents were all written to comply with the new letting agent code of practice starting in January 2018. Members tell us we have saved them thousands in paying to have these drawn up or hours of time in writing themselves.
- Unlimited access to our letting helpline – members are having all their questions about letting agent registration answered by our advisers giving them confidence to make decisions for the new rules ahead.
- Discounted Client Money Protection insurance via our member only deal.
CLA policy and campaigns
The CLA policy position is steered by the CLA policy group of agent members.
This specialist wing is headed by CLA director Mike Campbell and policy group chair Amanda Wiewiorka. Amanda and Mike both additionally represent letting agents via their positions on the SAL board of directors.
The CLA ‘voice’ thus represents the collective opinion of our member letting agents and we encourage all our members to feed in by email or phone.
We are aware that at times the CLA position may differ to that of the landlord members of SAL and welcome this difference. Landlords and agents are in the same industry, so we believe working together as much as possible as equal parts of SAL, the leading trade body in the country, makes us all stronger.
Letting agent registration and code of practice
In 2018 those carrying out letting agency work in Scotland will have to comply with a statutory code of practice, adhere to a training requirement and apply to join a new letting agent register.
SAL has produced a new factsheet for CLA members which details the requirements. The factsheet includes a handy one-page checklist of what agents need to do in the run up to the requirements coming into force, along with suggested deadlines for each of the tasks.
In conjunction with the Scottish Government SAL has produced template written procedures to help agents comply with the code of practice which can be found here. Further specialist resources are available exclusively to CLA members as detailed below.
Members – please see our letting agent regulation factsheet for full details.You are also welcome to request an advice call back for individual guidance on any aspect of the new rules – we’re here to help.
SAL provides a suite of over 30 specialist documents to CLA members, inclusive in their membership fee.
These include a management contract and are all designed to assist members to comply with letting agent registration.
The Agency Business
Our specialist letting agent conference – The Agency Business – takes place each May in Glasgow. In this period of huge change across the agency industry, join us to share news and views, learn from experts and meet your fellow agents from all over Scotland.
Delegates attending The Agency Business conference can claim the day as 5 hours of CPD/training time. These hours will be recognised by the Scottish Government for the ongoing training requirement within the Letting Agent Code of Practice compliance requirements.
Landlords and tenants alike can trust CLA members.
Please contact us for details of CLA member letting agents near you.
CLA member logos
Demonstrate your professionalism by including the CLA member logo in your marketing materials and emails.
Not yet a CLA member?
Membership benefits include:
- unlimited access to our helpline
- all documents for letting
- free and discounted training via our sister organisation Landlord Accreditation Scotland
Please feel free to phone or email us to talk about how membership can help you.
Mandy and I did really enjoy the LETWELL Training Elspeth and John have a brilliant delivery that keeps it interesting and fun, which leads to easier learning. The written material and reading guides we were given were very useful and helped when completing the assignments. The course was very good value for money. I have been to other letting industry training but find LETWELL Training to be by far the best. If more letting professionals take this course the industry standard in Scotland will be very high.
As a new business, the CLA has been instrumental in helping us in a number of ways – particularly the legal advice line for assisting us with our mandates and documentation.