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End of rent cap and eviction moratorium

The rent cap and eviction moratorium came to an end on 31 March 2024. A summary of what this means for landlords is set out below: Rent cap – as of 1 April 2024 landlords can propose an increase of any amount for tenants on private residential tenancy (PRT)...

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SAL in the media

Another busy week for John Blackwood, SAL chief executive, with the new Housing Bill being published on Thursday 27 March. Catch up via the links below: BBC News: Housing bill could create new rent control areas – 27 March Scottish Housing News: Rent controls and new...

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Buy-to-let market update – April 2024

By Doug Hall, director, 3mc Welcome to ‘Buy-to-let market’, a column aimed at providing you with recent criteria and product updates within the buy-to-let (BTL) lending markets. The information within this article is correct as at 27/03/2024. BTL market update:...

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New Housing Bill published

The government has today published a Housing Bill to progress plans originally set out in its New Deal for Tenants consultation in 2021. The Bill is proposed legislation which, if approved by MSPs, will become an Act of parliament. Typically it can take around 2 years...

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