News and campaigns

“No DSS” adverts

As we reported back in May, the UK Government’s Work & Pensions Committee are conducting an inquiry into letting adverts which potentially discriminate against would-be tenants on housing benefit. In light of this, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have...

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Can I retain keys for my tenanted property?

Most landlords like to retain a set of keys for tenanted properties to use in case of emergencies, to gain access for routine maintenance or to assist the tenant if they lose their keys. There is no legislation dictating whether or not landlords are allowed to retain...

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Received a subject access request?

Now that it is free for individuals to make a subject access request for the personal data a landlord or letting agent holds on them, we are getting more and more advice queries on how to deal with such requests. They usually come from disgruntled landlord clients or...

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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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