Following the announcement on 6 September of a rent increase freeze and eviction ban, SAL chief executive John Blackwood has hit the studios and taken many interview calls to represent member views. His comments have been widely featured across the media.

Catch up via the links below, more will be added as they are published.



Sunday TimesScottish landlords threaten to sue
The TimesSturgeon raises prospect of extended rent freeze
Scottish Business NewsScotland rent freeze garners industry comment
The NegotiatorScottish rent freeze – ‘a new low’ says shocked property industry
The GuardianNicola Sturgeon announces rent freeze for tenants in Scotland
Landlord ZoneScottish landlords warn of severe problems if ‘rent freeze’ goes ahead
BBCRent freeze will see fewer available properties – landlord association
Property118Scotland’s rent freeze will see landlords ‘remove their properties’
Landlord TodayRent Freeze “end of private rental as we know it”
The TimesProgramme for government: Rent freeze scheme a threat to property market, say landlords
The ScotsmanNicola Sturgeon announces rent freeze to help tackle cost-of-living crisis
STVScotland to introduce rent freeze to help support struggling tenants
The HeraldWarning as Sturgeon confirms rent freeze to help with cost of living crisis
Letting Agent TodayEviction ban and emergency rent freeze from today in Scotland
Yahoo NewsWarning as Sturgeon confirms rent freeze to help with cost of living crisis
Express‘How do you pay for it?’ Eamonn Holmes rips apart Sturgeon over rent freeze measures
Holyrood MagazineNicola Sturgeon announces rent freeze and eviction ban in programme for government
Inside HousingNicola Sturgeon announces rent freeze plan and eviction ban in Scotland
Your Mortgage

Rent freeze and eviction ban announced for Scotland

Scottish Housing News 

Housing sector reacts to Programme for Government rent freeze  

The Telegraph  

“I’ll have to sell my buy-to-lets after Nicola Sturgeon’s rent freeze’ 

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce 

Landlords warn rent freeze is a threat to the property market  

The Times  

Scottish landlords threaten to sue over Sturgeon’s rent freeze  

Property Industry Eye  

Rent freeze likely to deter buy-to-let investors  

The Guardian  

Scottish ministers plan £500m of cuts with budget at ‘absolute limits’  

Daily Business 

Landlord claims rent freeze plan is ‘unravelling’  

Landlord Today  

Politician leading Rent Freeze charge cannot explain how it works – claim  

Letting Agent Today  

Rent freeze “chaos” as politician cannot give details – claim  

The Herald  

Warning as Sturgeon confirms rent freeze to help with cost of living crisis  

Property 118  

Plight of Scottish tenant revealed as housing crisis deepens  

The Negotiator  

Landlords warn government over rent freeze in Scotland  



















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