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Minimum EPC regulations published

The Scottish Government has published its long expected minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) draft regulations and guidance, along with a consultation seeking views on their content. Basic guidance on the forthcoming requirement can be read here. A more...

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Parliament call for changes to benefit system

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. In addition to a written response...

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In the media – 3 June

Landlords in the media and articles of interest: Mentions: RLA: Section 21 reform: What about student landlords? – 23 May Articles: Scottish Parliament: Pauline McNeil MSP Fairer Rents (Scotland) Bill – 15 May SPICe: Scotland’s changing housing landscape – 15 May...

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Consultation on regulating short term lets

The Scottish Government has published a consultation asking for views on the regulation of short-term lets in Scotland. Short-term lets have become the subject of much controversy in some parts of Scotland and the government has made a commitment to ensure that local...

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Landlord registration: late application fees

The Scottish Government has issued advice on late application fees, reminding landlords of the importance of ensuring their email address on the register is correct and they regularly check spam and junk email folders as registration renewal reminders sometimes end up...

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PRT exemption for veterans & care leavers

Following consultation with SAL and other representative bodies, the Scottish Government has published draft legislation which adds a further exemption to the schedule of tenancies which can’t be Private Residential Tenancies (PRTs). The new exemption is for tenancies...

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In the media – 14 May

Landlords in the media and articles of interest: Mentions: The National: Report says landlords are ‘abusing’ holiday lets loophole – 2 May BBC Scotland:  Good Morning Scotland Interview with John Blackwood – 2 May (2.20:08) Articles: STV: Sturgeon...

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