News and campaigns

Christmas and New Year holiday

The SAL office and member helpline closes on Tuesday 24 December 2019 and reopens at 9.00am on Monday 6 January 2020. Membership renewals and setting up direct debits for membership payments can still be done online throughout the holiday period – see your...

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Hotpoint/Indesit washing machine recall

Landlords have a duty of care to ensure their property is safe for their tenants to live in. With this in mind landlords should be alert to product recalls and ensure that where a recall is issued for a product they have supplied in a rental property, that they take...

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Letting agent registration update

CLA director Mike Campbell recently attended a stakeholder meeting with the Scottish Government to get an update on how registration is progressing. So far 863 agents are registered and seven applications have been refused. A list of the refusals can be found on the...

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DWP announces improvements to landlord payments

Direct payment of Universal Credit to a landlord, referred to as “managed payment to landlord” (MPL) can be made when any of the following apply: a claimant is in arrears with their rent for an amount equal to, or more than, two months of their renta claimant has...

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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.