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Draft EPC regulations published

Draft EPC regulations have been laid in the Scottish Parliament to bring in a long expected requirement for PRS properties to meet minimum EPC standards. The draft regulations set out the following requirements: Private rented sector properties in Scotland will need...

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Are you registered with the ICO?

In order to comply with data protection legislation most landlords and letting agents should be registered with the Information Commissioner (the ICO). Registration can be done online here and in most cases costs £40 per year. You can check whether you need to...

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Plans for holiday let regulation announced

Following a public consultation on the regulation of short term/holiday lets last year, that government has announced plans to regulate the sector. The Housing Minister announced in parliament that the Scottish Government will: Introduce licencing for short-term lets,...

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Reminder: timing of rent arrears notice

SAL members are reminded that following an Upper Tribunal case last year, they should wait until a PRT tenant has owed some rent for a period of three months before serving a Notice to Leave on the rent arrears ground. The Upper Tribunal set an important but...

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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.