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Covid-19 current information

The SAL team has worked since the pandemic hit, to represent our members’ views and assist where needed with the many devastating health, social, personal and economic effects of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. We are here to provide the most up to date information and...

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Tenant grant fund update

From day one of the pandemic SAL, as part of the Scottish Government PRS Covid-19 resilience group, lobbied for support for tenants to be able to pay their rent and later for help for them to pay off Covid-19 related rent arrears. We are therefore pleased that the...

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Response to “A New Deal for Tenants”

Responding to the publication by the Scottish Government of “A New Deal for Tenants: Draft Strategy”, John Blackwood, chief executive of the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL), said: “Landlords and letting agents in Scotland have for a number of years...

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Festive closure

The SAL membership department and advice helpline is closed from 5.00pm on Thursday 23 December 2021 and reopens at 9.00am on Wednesday 5 January 2022.Membership renewals and setting up direct debits for membership payments can still be done online throughout the...

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Research into pandemic rent arrears published

Back in July SAL members were invited to take part in research being carried out by the University of Glasgow into how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected landlords. The research sought to identify how landlords have dealt with arrears, gauge views on the effectiveness...

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Covid-19 coronavirus crisis – tenant help

Since the start of the pandemic, members have been in touch with SAL outlining some highly distressing financial and business issues. Many UK households have suffered and continue to suffer financial losses as a result of the virus.Under the terms of the tenancy...

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New data protection requirements

From 1 November 2021 new data protection legislation, the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL), comes into force in China which has worldwide implications for anyone who holds or processes the personal data of individuals in China. Most of the requirements are...

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