Response to “A New Deal for Tenants”

Responding to the publication by the Scottish Government of “A New Deal for Tenants: Draft Strategy”, John Blackwood, chief executive of the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL), said:

“Landlords and letting agents in Scotland have for a number of years been calling for certainty and strategic direction for the Scottish private rented sector. We welcome any move towards that. There has been a dramatic reduction in supply of private rented accommodation so we must hope this process will acknowledge the crucial role of landlords in providing safe, quality homes and encourage them to remain in the sector helping to prevent the shortages which have seen individuals, students and families alike unable to find a suitable home.”