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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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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Letting agent registration update

Since the introduction of letting agent registration in 2018, the Scottish Government has received 1038 applications to join the letting agent register. 939 of these have been approved so far, and 43 have been withdrawn by the agent. There have been 14 refusals so far...

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Making tax digital: new dates announced

Under new HMRC rules landlords with a turnover above £10,000 will have to keep financial records digitally using specialist software and send HMRC quarterly updates on their tax affairs from April 2023. This is under reforms to tax return requirements termed “Making...

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Report on Letting Agent Enforcement Orders

Since January 2018 letting agents in Scotland have been required to comply with a statutory code of practice. Landlords and tenants who believe an agency they’ve used has failed to adhere to the code can make an application to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland...

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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.