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Edinburgh HMO consultation

The City of Edinburgh has launched a public consultation on the terms of a proposed best practice guide for HMO licence holders and agents. Failure to follow the best practice guide may be relevant to the council’s consideration of whether a landlord or agent is a fit...

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Cost of Living Act: Campaign update

SAL members will be aware that over the last few months we have been running a major campaign against the unfair and discriminatory rent increase freeze and ban on evictions in private lets which were part of last year’s Cost of Living Act. A summary of the...

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Changes to model lease

The Scottish Government has made minor changes to its model private residential tenancy (PRT), to reflect the extension of the Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act.The changes to the model lease are highlighted in the lease template which you can download...

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Parliamentary affairs

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