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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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New Scottish coronavirus legislation passed

A second Coronavirus Bill made its way through the Scottish Parliament this week. Initial amendments proposed by some Green and Labour MSPs contained a number of highly alarming and unfair plans for further “emergency” changes to the laws governing the private rented...

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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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SAL members show how to #bekind

During these unprecedented and difficult times, our landlord and agent members show us how we can #bekind and make a difference in the lives of tenants, landlords and beyond….. From rent reductions and rent payment holidays through to housing key workers for free in...

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Lockdown Legionnaires’ risk

With lockdown meaning that many rental properties are sitting unoccupied, there is a risk of legionnaires bacteria growing in water systems. This can cause legionnaires disease which is a type of pneumonia caused by water droplets containing legionnaires bacteria...

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Hotpoint & Indesit recall

Whirlpool has added another 55,000 Hotpoint and Indesit models to its washing machine recall amid concerns the appliances may be at risk of catching fire. Whirlpool has set up a model checker online. Owners of Hotpoint and Indesit washing machines bought since October...

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Direct payment of Universal Credit

The Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) has announced a change to the way landlords should apply for direct payment of their tenant’s Universal Credit. Previously landlords were required to complete an application form with limited information, submit it by email...

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Join BBC Debate Night from home

BBC Scotland’s Debate Night programme returns for Series 2. Stephen Jardine has sent the message below to SAL members: Hello, We are very excited to let you know that BBC Scotland’s Debate Night started back for a second series this April. We’re looking for...

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Can you help prevent human trafficking?

Police Scotland appeal for information and cooperation Across the world many countries are in the midst of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.  The purpose of this circulation is to work together to protect and safeguard the vulnerable and those most at risk of...

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Scottish Mediation is here to help you

This is a challenging time for everyone and the isolation and stress of living in close quarters can cause, or increase, conflict for families, friends, and roommates, and can create challenges for work teams, charities and businesses, and more, writes May Millward...

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