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Hot topic on our advice line – rent increases

Can I issue my PRT tenants notice now for an above 3% rent increase coming into effect in April? This is a question we are being asked a lot on the SAL advice helpline as a result of the Scottish Parliament approving legislation to extend the Cost of Living (Tenant...

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Energy efficiency update

The UK government announced yesterday that it would scrap plans to require landlords to improve the energy efficiency of their properties. As energy policy is devolved this announcement does not apply to properties in Scotland. The Scottish Government is expected to...

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COLA extended to 31 March 2024

Yesterday the Scottish Parliament approved legislation to extend the Cost of Living (Tenant Protection)(Scotland) Act 2022 (COLA) from 30 September 2023 to 31 March 2024. 83 MSPs voted in favour of the extension and just 27 voted against it. This is the final...

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Reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC)

There has been much in the press lately about the presence of RAAC in schools. It can also be found in housing although SAL understands that its use in housing is not widespread. RAAC was used in the construction of some buildings from the mid 1950s to the mid 1990s....

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