News and campaigns

In the news – 18 February

Landlords in the media and articles of interest Mentions: The Scotsman: John Blackwood: Don’t slam the door on landlords – they provide a vital service – 15 February Articles: Mortgage Introducer: Scottish Rents Rising On Buy To Let Property Investments – 1 February...

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Dcarbonise 15-16 May, Glasgow – Save the date

Dcarbonise, an energy customer focused event, will be running alongside All-Energy 2019, the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference, at the SEC, Glasgow on 15 -16 May.  Sponsored by the Scottish Government, Energy Saving Trust and Zero...

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Letting Agent myth-busting

Letting agent myth-busting Following our articles on PRT myths and press myths, our attention turns to misconceptions commonly held by letting agents. 1. We need to join a redress scheme In Scotland there is no legal requirement for letting agents to join an external...

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Energy efficiency

The government has advised us that it still intends to publish draft regulations early this year to bring in the following requirements for PRS properties: – properties must have a minimum EPC rating of E at change of tenancy from 1 April 2020 all rental...

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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.