News and campaigns

COVID-19 current information

The SAL team is working to represent our members’ views on the many devastating health, social, personal and economic effects of the current COVID-19 crisis. Our aim is to be here to provide the most up to date information and guidance as long as our staff team...

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New Scottish coronavirus legislation passed

A second Coronavirus Bill made its way through the Scottish Parliament this week. Initial amendments proposed by some Green and Labour MSPs contained a number of highly alarming and unfair plans for further “emergency” changes to the laws governing the private rented...

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COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis – tenant help

Members are getting in touch with some highly distressing financial and business issues. The vast majority of households in the UK will suffer financial losses as a result of the virus, and some will be left with little or no income at all. Under the terms of the...

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SAL members show how to #bekind

During these unprecedented and difficult times, our landlord and agent members show us how we can #bekind and make a difference in the lives of tenants, landlords and beyond….. From rent reductions and rent payment holidays through to housing key workers for free in...

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Lockdown Legionnaires’ risk

With lockdown meaning that many rental properties are sitting unoccupied, there is a risk of legionnaires bacteria growing in water systems. This can cause legionnaires disease which is a type of pneumonia caused by water droplets containing legionnaires bacteria...

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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.