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In the news – 18 February

Landlords in the media and articles of interest Mentions: The Scotsman: John Blackwood: Don’t slam the door on landlords – they provide a vital service – 15 February Articles: Mortgage Introducer: Scottish Rents Rising On Buy To Let Property Investments – 1 February...

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Dcarbonise 15-16 May, Glasgow – Save the date

Dcarbonise, an energy customer focused event, will be running alongside All-Energy 2019, the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference, at the SEC, Glasgow on 15 -16 May.  Sponsored by the Scottish Government, Energy Saving Trust and Zero...

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Letting Agent myth-busting

Letting agent myth-busting Following our articles on PRT myths and press myths, our attention turns to misconceptions commonly held by letting agents. 1. We need to join a redress scheme In Scotland there is no legal requirement for letting agents to join an external...

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Energy efficiency

The government has advised us that it still intends to publish draft regulations early this year to bring in the following requirements for PRS properties: – properties must have a minimum EPC rating of E at change of tenancy from 1 April 2020 all rental...

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Letting agents: events, conference and CPD

Lots of people have been asking about our plans for conferences this year. The last two years have been exceptionally busy for letting agents, with a lot of time out of their businesses for training, plus the extra expenses of registration, qualification and so on....

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Respond to tenement maintenance proposals

You may have seen recent media reports under the headline “Condition of Scottish tenements at ‘cliff-edge'”(see SAL news item here). The report which was referred to included some proposals listed below. Under One Roof is keen to hear from members...

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Free mediation: Strathclyde area

Free mediation service The University of Strathclyde has recently launched a housing mediation project. This offers a free mediation service to landlords and tenants in the Strathclyde area. Mediation can help to resolve a variety of landlord/tenant disputes including...

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