Government “reforms” risk worsening the housing crisis

Government “reforms” risk worsening the housing crisis

We have been representing member views and working with other organisations to ensure politicians are made aware of the risks within the Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill which is in front of the Scottish Parliament just now. This bill when enacted...
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...