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CLA member wins excellence award

A Scottish property management social enterprise which helps vulnerable housing tenants access quality housing has won a leading housing award. Homes for Good (HFG), which specialises in supporting people with limited housing choices including those who are homeless,...

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Amendments to deposit scheme legislation

As we reported in September, the Scottish Government recently conducted a review of the operation of the tenancy deposit schemes and, following input from SAL and other stakeholders, has made amendments to the deposit scheme legislation which come into force on 11...

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Analysis of short let consultation published

Earlier this year the Scottish Government carried out a public consultation on whether to introduce a regulatory framework for short-term lets in Scotland. SAL submitted a response to the consultation which can be found here. (Members please log in to view documents)....

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Do you have a legionnaires’ risk assessment?

As we reported earlier this year, landlords applying for or renewing their landlord registration from 16 September 2019 have been required as part of the application to confirm that they comply with all relevant legislation pertaining to their let property. Local...

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Member pleased with universal credit result

Thank you to all those who attended our universal credit roadshow series this Autumn. We are glad to hear that despite some frustrations with the universal credit system itself, that most found the events useful. IMembers – if you do have any issues with...

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“No DSS” adverts

As we reported back in May, the UK Government’s Work & Pensions Committee are conducting an inquiry into letting adverts which potentially discriminate against would-be tenants on housing benefit. In light of this, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have...

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