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Update on minimum EPC requirement

Back in November we were advised by the government that they intended to have minimum EPC regulations (which had been postponed due to Covid-19) re-laid before parliament in the spring, to come into force on 1 April 2021. These regulations would require rental...

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Covid-19 current information

The SAL team is working to represent our members’ views and assist where needed, with the many devastating health, social, personal and economic effects of the current Covid-19 crisis. We are here to provide the most up to date information and guidance for our...

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Response to Covid-19 Scottish Government Support

Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill briefing

As we reported in the summer, Scottish Labour MSP Pauline McNeill has published a Members’ Bill in the Scottish Parliament to place a blanket restriction on mid-tenancy rent increases for Private Residential Tenancies (PRTs). SAL has published a briefing paper...

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Tenant Hardship Loan Fund launch

The Scottish Government has established a new £10 million fund to support tenants struggling to pay their rent due to financial difficulty associated with the Covid-19 pandemic. The Tenant Hardship Loan Fund, which is due to open for applications next...

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Parliamentary affairs

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