Scam warnings

Scam warnings

Three of our letting agent members have recently contact SAL about fraudulent activity. The first contacted the SAL helpline to enquire about a call they’d received notifying them of a health and safety inspection which required to be carried out at their office. The...
When will Housing Bill provisions become law?

When will Housing Bill provisions become law?

Many members are enquiring about when the provisions set out in the Housing Bill (published by the government in March) will become law. SAL met with the Scottish Government yesterday to discuss our concerns about the Bill, as set out in our response to the...
Scottish Mortgage and Summit Awards 2024

Scottish Mortgage and Summit Awards 2024

The Scottish Mortgage and Summit Awards 2024 are taking place on Thursday 30 May at the Sheraton Grand, Edinburgh, This event is an exclusive celebration of excellence in the mortgage industry, recognising individuals for their expertise, dedication and...
Buy-to-let market update

Buy-to-let market update

By Doug Hall, Director, 3mc Welcome to ‘Buy-to-let market’, a column aimed at providing you with recent criteria and product updates within the buy-to-let (BTL) lending markets. The information within this article is correct as at 24/05/2024. BTL update: – BM...
When will Housing Bill provisions become law?

Scottish Government declares housing emergency

Yesterday the Scottish Government finally conceded that we have a housing emergency in Scotland – despite only a few months ago refusing to acknowledge the housing crisis. John Blackwood, SAL chief executive, has commented:”Is this a turning point for the...
Compulsory owners’ associations

Compulsory owners’ associations

In March 2018, a Scottish Parliament working group was convened to explore what actions could be taken to improve the condition of Scotland’s tenements. The working group made a number of recommendations for changes in legislation and practice, including the...
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