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Amendments to deposit scheme legislation

The Scottish Government recently conducted a review of the operation of the tenancy deposit schemes and, following input from SAL and other stakeholders, has decided to make amendments to the deposit scheme legislation. The amendments of relevance to landlords are:...

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Improving universal credit

When universal credit has been fully rolled out to all new and existing benefit claimants (due to be the case by the end of 2023), it will be paid to over a quarter of households in the UK. It is therefore vital that it operates smoothly in order to protect the most...

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SAL responds to rent cap consultation

SAL has submitted a response to Pauline McNeill MSP’s consultation on introducing a Member’s Bill in the Scottish Parliament to place a blanket restriction on private rented sector (PRS) rent increases.Read the SAL response (members please remember to log in so...

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What is wear and tear?

It is a commonly used phrase in lettings, but what does it mean? If an item deteriorates due to wear and tear then the landlord is responsible for the repair/replacement cost. If it has deteriorated due to damage then the landlord can pursue the tenant for...

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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.

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