News archives

In the media – 12 April

Landlords in the media and articles of interest: Mentions: The National: Independence supporters more likely to back curbs on private landlords – 11 April Articles: Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe): Briefing on Short-term lets – 1 April Simple: Landlords...

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Purrfect landlords

This year, we’ll be joining forces with Cats Protection, the UK’s biggest cat charity, as it steps up its Purrfect Landlords campaign in Scotland. The campaign is all about persuading more landlords to consider allowing tenants with cats, and explaining how...

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Notice to Leave dates

Under the new Private Residential Tenancy regime the landlord must serve a Notice to Leave to commence eviction proceedings. The notice period required is either 28 days or 84 days depending on the eviction ground being used and how long the tenant has been living in...

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Minimum EPC requirement – update

SAL has recently met with the Scottish Government to get an update on the minimum EPC requirement which is due to come in next year for PRS properties. We’ve been advised that draft legislation and guidance will be published for consultation at the end of May and...

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In the media – 29 March

Landlords in the media and articles of interest. Mentions: STV News: New regulations for Glasgow HMOs (21 March) (15:39) Scottish Housing News: Call for housing element of Universal Credit to be paid to landlords for all claimants – 22 March RLA News: Look North: How...

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In the media – 20 March

Landlords in the media and articles of interest. Mentions: Mortgage Introducer: Scottish Association of Landlords: Buy-to-let tax hikes ‘punitive and excessive’ – 11 March Scottish Government: Court ruling raises concerns over proposed roll-out of Right to Rent – 17...

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Looking back on National Landlord Day 2018

Each year as November looms, the long dark nights set in and the winter seems long, but there is always a ray of sunshine on my horizon in the shape of National Landlord Day (NLD), a date in my calendar that I never miss and look forward to each year, writes Dundee...

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Making tax digital

In his Spring Statement, UK Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a further delay to the government’s “making tax digital” (MTD) plans. Previously the government had stated that the requirement to keep digital income tax records and report them to HMRC quarterly could...

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SAL responds to parliament’s benefit inquiry

The Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee is conducting an inquiry into social security support for housing. The Committee is exploring how changes to the social security system are impacting on tenants and landlords. The committee sought input from...

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