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...
Update on changes to smoke and heat detector requirements

Update on changes to smoke and heat detector requirements

As we reported earlier in 2018, the housing minister has agreed to allow long-life sealed-unit battery smoke/heat detectors in place of mains powered ones in all tenures, which will significantly reduce the cost and difficulty of fitting detectors. Many members have...

SAL response to energy efficiency consultation

The Scottish Government is currently consulting on improving the energy efficiency of all of Scotland’s dwellings. SAL has submitted a response to the consultation which can be read here: EE Scotland consultation 2018PDF, 439 KB Whilst we share the government’s aim of...

Letting agent regulation enforcement framework published

The Scottish Government has published details of how the new letting agent registration requirements will be monitored and enforced. Monitoring action will include: A fit and proper person test including a criminal record check on applicants Monitoring of the nature...

Universal Credit tenants to be given choice of payment to landlords

Universal Credit (UC) claimants in areas of Scotland where the full UC service has been rolled out can now elect to have the housing element of their benefit paid directly to their landlord. Claimants can request this at any time through their online UC account and...