Short-term/holiday let regulations published

Short-term/holiday let regulations published

Following two public consultations, the Scottish Government has laid two pieces of draft legislation before Parliament to bring in regulation of the short-term/holiday let sector. The first, to give local authorities the power to introduce control areas within which...
Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill briefing

Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill briefing

As we reported in the summer, Scottish Labour MSP Pauline McNeill has published a Members’ Bill in the Scottish Parliament to place a blanket restriction on mid-tenancy rent increases for Private Residential Tenancies (PRTs). SAL has published a briefing paper...

HMO consultation

The Scottish Government has published a consultation seeking views on adding new categories to the definition of an HMO. The aim is to address potential health and safety concerns in relation to the accommodation that contract and transient workers live in when they...

Purrfect landlords

In 2019, we’ll be joining forces with Cats Protection, the UK’s biggest cat charity, as it steps up its Purrfect Landlords campaign in Scotland. The campaign is all about persuading more landlords to consider allowing tenants with cats, and explaining how responsible...
Glasgow HMO overprovisions proposals rejected

Glasgow HMO overprovisions proposals rejected

Glasgow City Council has, over the past year, been considering whether to develop a policy on HMO overprovision and whether to require applicants for HMO licences to provide evidence regarding the planning status of their properties. A public consultation was held...