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Discretionary evictions made permanent

As we have reported previously, the Scottish Government has published a Coronavirus Recovery and Reform (Scotland) Bill which seeks to make permanent some of the changes introduced through emergency powers at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, namely: The...

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Covid-19 current information

The SAL team has worked since the pandemic hit, to represent our members’ views and assist where needed. We are here to provide the most up to date information and guidance for our members. Thank you for all the positive comments about our assistance and for your good...

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SAL response to New Deal consultation

Thank you to all members who have shared their views about the government’s New Deal consultation with SAL both by email and via our SALtalks webinar sessions (see below) we have been running with the Scottish Government. We have now finalised SAL’s proposed response...

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Homes for Ukraine

Further information is now available on how landlords and tenants in the Scottish private rented sector can offer homes to those escaping conflict in Ukraine. Anyone interested in registering for the scheme can submit their details at...

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New Deal consultation webinars

Over the last month SAL has run a series of webinars to help members understand and engage with the Scottish Government’s consultation on their draft rented sector strategy which will cover the next five years. The strategy, entitled “A New Deal for Tenants” aims to...

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Crunching the numbers

The results of our recent landlord and agent surveys are in. Landlord investment survey In February 2022, SAL conducted a survey of its landlord members to enquire about the size of their rental property portfolio and how this has changed or will change over time,...

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