News and campaigns

Letting agent client account update

CLA members are still reporting to us that some banks are not able to offer them a client account as required for compliance with the Letting Agent Code of Practice. We are also aware that the Bank of Scotland has written to some agents to withdraw the client accounts...

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Amendments to deposit scheme legislation

The Scottish Government recently conducted a review of the operation of the tenancy deposit schemes and, following input from SAL and other stakeholders, has decided to make amendments to the deposit scheme legislation. The amendments of relevance to landlords are:...

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Improving universal credit

When universal credit has been fully rolled out to all new and existing benefit claimants (due to be the case by the end of 2023), it will be paid to over a quarter of households in the UK. It is therefore vital that it operates smoothly in order to protect the most...

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SAL responds to rent cap consultation

SAL has submitted a response to Pauline McNeill MSP’s consultation on introducing a Member’s Bill in the Scottish Parliament to place a blanket restriction on private rented sector (PRS) rent increases.Read the SAL response (members please remember to log in so...

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Parliamentary affairs

Information about the Scottish Parliament, the UK Parliament and Scottish local government including how to contact your elected representatives.

Regulation and enforcement

Find out about Scottish letting agent regulation and read a summary of recent and forthcoming changes in Scottish private rented sector (PRS) legislation.

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