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Cost of Living Act: Campaign update

SAL members will be aware that over the last few months we have been running a major campaign against the unfair and discriminatory rent increase freeze and ban on evictions in private lets which were part of last year’s Cost of Living Act. A summary of the...

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Edinburgh HMO consultation

The City of Edinburgh has launched a public consultation on the terms of a proposed best practice guide for HMO licence holders and agents. Failure to follow the best practice guide may be relevant to the council’s consideration of whether a landlord or agent is a fit...

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Changes to model lease

The Scottish Government has made minor changes to its model private residential tenancy (PRT), to reflect the extension of the Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act.The changes to the model lease are highlighted in the lease template which you can download...

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Judicial review survey findings

Over the last few months SAL has been running a major campaign against the unfair and discriminatory rent freeze/cap and eviction moratorium which were part of last year’s Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act 2022. Together with our coalition partners we...

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Providing more help for those in need

In the winter of 2020 the Scottish Government established the Fuel Insecurity Fund, working with trusted third sector partners to deliver direct emergency funds to people struggling to pay their energy bills.  The fund is there to support households on any fuel...

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Buy to Let Market Update – April 2023

By Doug Hall, 3mc Welcome to ‘Buy to Let Market’, a column aimed at providing you with recent criteria and product updates within the Buy to Let lending markets. The information within this article is correct as at 12/04/2023. Buy to Let Market Update: – The...

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SAL in the media

Some great coverage so far of our campaign with NRLA, PropertyMark and Scottish Land and Estates to crowdfund support to challenge policies that are damaging the private rented sector in Scotland. Scottish Daily Express: Landlords launch crowdfunding campaign to...

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