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Upper tribunal confirms COLA rent cap exemption

In a decision which will be binding on future First-Tier Tribunal (FTT) cases, the Upper Tribunal has confirmed that the Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act 2022 rent freeze/rent caps which were in place from 6 September 2022 to 31 March 2024 did not...

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Consultation for PBSA providers

The Scottish Government has published a consultation seeking information from PBSA (purpose-built student accommodation) providers on their current processes for students who wish to end their tenancy agreement early. The consultation also seeks feedback on what the...

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SAL meeting with Minister for Housing

On 26 June SAL chief executive John Blackwood and policy manager Caroline Elgar met with the government’s Minister for Housing, Paul McLennan. The Minister acknowledged that the government’s relationship with the private rented sector (PRS) is not positive following...

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UK parliament election manifestos

The UK goes to the polls on 4 July for the general election. SAL has produced a summary of each of the main parties’ manifesto commitments, which can be found here. As this is a UK parliament election, Scottish housing matters tend to get limited mention in parties’...

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Scam warnings

Three of our letting agent members have recently contact SAL about fraudulent activity. The first contacted the SAL helpline to enquire about a call they’d received notifying them of a health and safety inspection which required to be carried out at their office. The...

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