News and campaigns

Is your tenant refusing to allow you access?

We regularly hear from members on our advice helpline whose tenants are refusing them or their workmen access to carry out maintenance inspections, repairs and safety certification. In these cases we recommend that landlords use the First-tier Tribunal’s Right of...

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Budget hits landlords with cut to lettings relief

In his budget speech yesterday, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a further attack on residential property owners by restricting capital gains tax “lettings relief”. We asked David Morrison of EQ Accountants (pictured) to summarise for us what this means to our...

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Letting agent regulation introduced

1 October 2018 marked the deadline for letting agents in Scotland to apply to the new national register. All letting agents should now have met the training requirement and completed their registration application. It will take the government some time to process all...

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New universal credit case manager helpline

The Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) has introduced a new telephone system that will allow a universal credit (UC) claimant’s representative to speak to their case manager, providing the claimant has given their express consent for this. A tenant can appoint...

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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.