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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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Scottish Housing Day 2021 – save the date!

Scottish Housing Day is back for the sixth year and will take place on Wednesday 15 September 2021. The day is intended to raise awareness of challenges and successes in the housing sector and raise people’s awareness of their housing options. This year the focus is...

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New Covid grant fund for tenants announced

SAL is very pleased to report that in response to our lobbying for more financial support for landlords and tenants affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government has announced that it will introduce a new £10m grant fund to support tenants who are...

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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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Received a subject access request?

Now that it is free for individuals to make a subject access request for the personal data a landlord or letting agent holds on them, we are getting more and more advice queries on how to deal with such requests. You must respond and provide all the personal data you...

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Free mock housing mediation session: 16 June

Strathclyde Housing Mediation Project invite members to observe a”Mock Housing Mediation Session” on Wednesday 16 June at 11.00am – 12noon. This is an external event run by the Strathclyde project. This event is free with registration required via...

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Strathclyde Housing Mediation Project

Disputes between landlords and tenants in the private rented sector are always challenging; during a pandemic they are especially fraught.  Economic insecurity and heightened anxiety mean disagreements can escalate into major disputes, and the Scottish...

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Member news: Rock Trust launches Green Action Plan

Youth Homelessness Charity launches first Green Action Plan ahead of World Environment Day 2021 Scottish Youth Homelessness Charity, Rock Trust, publishes their first Green Action Plan 2021-22 to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and improving the health,...

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Choosing a letting agent

SAL has a wealth of guidance and resources available to landlords who prefer to self-manage their properties. However, self-management doesn’t suit everyone and we are often asked how to go about choosing a letting agent. For those who are considering using a letting...

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