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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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Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill

As we reported last 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.SAL has published a briefing paper on the Bill which...

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The budget for landlords

Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his Budget earlier this afternoon and EQ’s Property Taxperts have briefly summarised the main issues for landlords. The good news: No apparent increase in Capital Gains Tax (CGT)Income tax, NIC rates frozen along with personal...

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Pet clauses in tenancy agreements

Members may have read in the news that the English model tenancy agreement has recently been revised to encourage landlords to offer greater flexibility in their approach to pet ownership, and enable responsible pet owning tenants to find private landlords who will...

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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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End to temporary LBTT relief

Last summer the Scottish Government made a temporary change to Land & Buildings Transactions Tax (LBTT), raising the threshold at which it becomes payable from £145,000 to £250,000. This was to support the housing market during the Covid-19 pandemic and was...

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Update on minimum EPC requirement

Back in November we were advised by the government that they intended to have minimum EPC regulations (which had been postponed due to Covid-19) re-laid before parliament in the spring, to come into force on 1 April 2021. These regulations would require rental...

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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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