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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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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, and some have been or will in...

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Update on minimum EPC requirement

The Scottish Government has advised SAL that it plans to have minimum EPC regulations (which were postponed due to covid) re-laid before parliament in the spring to come into force on 1 April 2021. The regulations will be amended to remove the “E” standard and require...

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Landlords sought for energy efficiency research

Landlords sought for interview on energy efficiency in the private rented sector Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is currently undertaking research into energy efficiency in the private rented sector and would like to invite SAL members to take part in a structured...

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PRS Landlord (non-business) Covid19 Loan Support

The Scottish Government has today published this update to the landlord loan scheme, saying: “No landlord should evict a tenant because they have suffered financial hardship due Covid-19 and landlords should be flexible with tenants facing financial  hardship...

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