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Scottish Homebuilding Show – free tickets

TWO FREE TICKETS TO THE SCOTTISH HOMEBUILDING & RENOVATING SHOW FOR SAL MEMBERS Just a few weeks until the doors open at The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show. If you are interested in home improvements or self-build then snap up a pair of free tickets...

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Spring Budget 2023

Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, delivered what he termed as a “Budget for Growth”, which is “long term & sustainable”.You can see full analysis of the announcements made yesterday from EQ Taxperts here, along with details of tax rates for 2023 / 2024 which you can...

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Changes to rent increase notice templates

The Scottish Government has now approved legislation to extend the Cost of Living legislation to 30 September 2023. From 1 April 2023 the rent freeze will be replaced with a rent increase cap of 3% for any rent increase notices issued from 1 April 2023. To increase...

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Changes to the Repairing Standard

All landlords have a legal obligation to ensure their property meets the Repairing Standard at the start of a tenancy and at all times during a tenancy. From 1 March next year (2024) the Repairing Standard is being changed to add the following requirements:- water...

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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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Cost of living legislation extension

The Scottish Government has now laid draft legislation before parliament to extend the eviction moratorium to 30 September 2023. As a reminder landlords can still serve notice as normal to end a tenancy on any ground but could face a delay of up to 6 months at the...

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Tenant grant fund update

Tenant grant fund update On 23 June 2021 the Scottish Government announced the launch a £10 million grant to support private and social rented tenants who had incurred rent arrears as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. More recently local authorities have been...

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Helpline quick quiz

Our advice team (Caroline, Jill, Gail and Karis) are busier than ever answering up to 100 queries per day from SAL members. We love speaking to members, however a lot of the most frequently asked questions can be answered right here, through our online factsheets....

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SAL in the media

A huge amount of media coverage has been gained so far for our judicial review: The Telegraph: The Herald:...

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