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Helpline quick quiz

Our advice team (Caroline, Jill, Gail and Karis) are busier than ever answering up to 100 queries per day from SAL members. We love speaking to members, however a lot of the most frequently asked questions can be answered right here, through our online factsheets....

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Cost of Living Act: Campaign update

SAL members will be aware that over the last few months we have been running a major campaign against the unfair and discriminatory rent increase freeze and ban on evictions in private lets which were part of last year’s Cost of Living Act. A summary of the...

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Unlocking empty home: tips for investors

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership is funded by the Scottish Government, and hosted by Shelter Scotland, with the core aim of bringing private sector empty homes back into use. We work in partnership with local authorities promoting the benefits of empty homes work,...

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SAL in the media

A huge amount of media coverage has been gained so far for our judicial review: The Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/news/landlords-launch-legal-fight-against-nicola-sturgeons-rent-cap/ The Herald:...

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Too little, too late: More help needed for PRS

SAL members will be aware of our ongoing major campaign against the unfair and discriminatory rent increase freeze and ban on evictions in Scottish private lets, which were part of last year’s Cost of Living Act. Today SAL has secured a minor concession but more help...

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BBC Debate Night: audience invitation

A message from  Debate Night  presenter, Stephen Jardine: DEBATE NIGHT IS SEEKING PEOPLE TO JOIN THE STUDIO AUDIENCE Debate Night is BBC Scotland’s political discussion show and we want people to have their say. The show is travelling across the country on...

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Neighbour mediation for the private rented sector

Scottish Mediation is delighted to have received funding from the Safedeposits Charitable Trust to provide a free mediation service for neighbour disputes in Scotland where at least one party is in private rental accommodation. These disputes can be extremely...

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Cost of Living Act: member survey results

In November and December 2022 SAL conducted two surveys of landlord members and a survey of letting agent members, to gauge the impact of the Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act on the private rented sector (PRS). This is the temporary legislation which...

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