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Spotlight on Glasgow retrofit ahead of COP26

A conference opens next week to tackle the challenges of retrofit scale-up, set in the context of the Scottish Government’s new Heat in Buildings Strategy, writes Graham Lock, founder of Low Carbon Homes. It’s a participative online event and free to attend. In...

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SAL in the media

It’s been a busy week so far for SAL chief executive John Blackwood, following press activity at the weekend around the student accommodation crisis. Our response to this has been widely featured across the media. Catch up via the links below: Business...

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Scottish landlords warn of winter housing shortage

Scotland’s largest membership organisation for private rented sector (PRS) landlords and letting agents has warned of a shortage of properties available to rent over the winter, increasing pressure on emergency housing provided by councils. The Scottish Association of...

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Change to EPC proposals announced

The Scottish Government has announced updated proposals for introducing a minimum EPC standard in the private rented sector (PRS). Previous proposals to require a standard of D from 2022 will now not be taken forward in recognition of the significant impact on the...

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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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A guide to self-assessment for landlords

SAL member landlords make money from renting out properties, and that of course is the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) definition of a landlord. As such, most landlords complete an annual self-assessment tax return which tells HMRC how much income tax you’ll owe on your...

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SafeDeposits Scotland Q&A

Thank you to all the members who attended the recent online events. We were pleased that so many good questions were asked by members to Paula Guthrie from SafeDeposits Scotland. Please remember if you have any questions about any aspect of letting in Scotland, SAL...

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Holiday/short let regulation update

The Scottish Government has been working to introduce regulation of the holiday/short let sector. This involves two pieces of legislation. The first, giving local authorities the power to introduce control areas within which planning permission will be required for...

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