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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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Book now for our universal credit roadshows

SAL, in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), invites you to book to attend one of our upcoming roadshow information sessions all about universal credit. Whether or not you currently have tenants in receipt of benefits, any tenant’s...

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SAL responds to short term lets consultation

The Scottish Government is currently seeking views on the regulation of short-term lets in Scotland. Short-term lets have become the subject of much controversy in some parts of Scotland and the government has made a commitment to ensure that local authorities have...

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Consultation on HMO definition categories

The Scottish Government is seeking views on adding new categories to the definition of an HMO. The aim is to address potential health and safety concerns in relation to the accommodation that contract and transient workers live in when they are working away from their...

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Minimum EPC regulations published

The Scottish Government has published its long expected minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) draft regulations and guidance, along with a consultation seeking views on their content. Basic guidance on the forthcoming requirement can be read here. A more...

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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.