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Press myth-busting

We often get calls from members who’ve read about new legislation in the press and believe it applies to the properties they rent out in Scotland. Scottish housing legislation is devolved so a lot of what appears in the UK national press doesn’t apply in...

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Scottish draft budget

On 12 December Scotland’s finance secretary Derek MacKay set out details of the Scottish draft budget announcing plans to introduce yet another deterrent to landlords wishing to enter or invest in the private rented sector, with an increase in the Land & Buildings...

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Changes to the Repairing Standard

The government announced last year that following a consultation in the spring of 2017 it would be making changes to the Repairing Standard. This is the standard of repair that all properties in the private rented sector must adhere to. The government has now laid...

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In the media – 7 December

Landlords in the media and articles of interest: Mentions: Scotsman: John Blackwood: Private landlords have vital role in future housing provision – 6 December Articles: Herald: Ten thousand Scots ‘face Christmas without vital cash due to Universal Credit...

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One year on: PRT myth-busting

One year today the new Private Residential Tenancy regime was introduced. To mark this milestone we thought we would try to dispel some of the common myths we hear about how the regime operates. We know from calls to our telephone helpline that the most common...

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Enforcement via sheriff officers

New to our website resources this month is a guide, produced by Stirling Park sheriff officers, which summarises the enforcement options available to a landlord where a ‘Payment Order’ has been obtained from the First-tier Tribunal. The guide can be found here....

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Update on Universal Credit

The roll out of Universal Credit (UC) to all job centres throughout the UK will be completed by the end of this year. This roll out only affects new claimants and those with a change in circumstances e.g. a change of address. Migration of existing claimants onto UC...

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In the media – 16 November

Landlords in the media and articles of interest. Mentions: Scottish Housing News: Scottish landlords welcome political support for stronger enforcement – 13 November Housing Maintenance: Scottish Landlords welcome political support for stronger enforcement – 13...

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