Suppliers and discounts
In addition to a wide range of member benefits, SAL also arranges discounts and offers for our members on goods and services.
We would like to increase the supplier listings on the site. All net revenue is reinvested in the services we provide for our members. If you are a member who knows a good supplier that others might benefit from, or you are a company who would like to be listed here, please let us know by emailing email@example.com and we will contact you with rates and information.
The Scottish Association of Landlords does not necessarily endorse any company listed here. We are not in a position to check the goods and services on offer from advertisers but we welcome your feedback on the companies listed.
Alan Boswell Group
Specialist insurance brokers to landlords. We have arranged cover for members of the Scottish Association of Landlords for over ten years.
Exclusive discounted rates apply to all members of Scottish Association of Landlords.
miServices is the specialist inventory provider to the letting industry. We will work with you to take the stress and pain associated with the production of inventories away and of course add value to your business.
Our software and paperless system has been developed to make you compliant with the Letting Agent Code of Practice.
We will provide you with a nationwide service, we are known for our forensic attention to detail and we are ARLA accredited.
The written word is still the benchmark of a good inventory, our clerks are inventory clerks who also take photographs, not photographers who do inventories.
Discounted rates for SAL members on the first inventory.
SafeDeposits Scotland is Scotland’s favourite tenancy deposit scheme, protecting deposits for approximately 60% of the market. We are the only tenancy deposit scheme based in Scotland, operating from our office in Glasgow city centre.
Saltire Facilities Management
SAL is delighted to announce a new partnership with Saltire Facilities Management, an over-arching facilities management service covering the whole of Scotland, carefully chosen for their commitment to provide a high quality service to SAL member landlords and letting agents.
Saltire is a Scottish landlord and letting agent specialist and already cares for over 86,500 homes across the country. We are pleased to bring their services to SAL members at competitive prices.
We would like to invite you to make a no-obligation enquiry using the form below, to find out what Saltire Facilities Management can do for you and your portfolio.
Their scope of works includes:
- Gas, oil & electric boiler installations
- Service and maintenance contracts from £9.24 per month
- Smoke detectors & carbon monoxide detectors
- Heat sensor installations
- Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
- Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICRs)
- Legionella and PAT testing
- All electrical certifications and installations
- Finance available (T&Cs apply)
- Smart Home Upgrades from £179 +VAT!
- Gas Safety Certificates (CP12)
- ECO Funding Available
“I have used Saltire for a number of years now on the recommendation of a friend. To date I have found them easy to deal with, efficient and reliable. Their monthly service contract costs are very competitive and their engineers are very thorough and helpful. I would have no hesitation in recommending Saltire”
– Kat Usher, Smart Property
Vouch – Tenant referencing that pays you!
Vouch is a fully automated, intelligent referencing system designed by letting agents for letting agents. Giving you the control and flexibility you need with the major benefits of cost saving and income generation. A full tenant reference for only £5! On top of this we offer you a great range of integrated income streams to help generate new revenue! Earn over £100 per property!
Vouch is not just a referencing tool, if required it can also automate the utility notification process and supply a full range of rent guarantee products as well as tenants and landlords insurance. All designed to earn you money!
B & Q TradePoint Card
SAL members (Landlord, Business and CLA memberships) are eligible for a free TradePoint discount card which provides a 5% discount regardless of your monthly spend and 10% for those spending over £500 per month.
TradePoint is the trade only arm of B&Q, offering a huge range of trusted brands.
Get discounts on building, decorating, plumbing, electrical, kitchens, bathrooms, flooring, tiling, landscaping, tools, safety and workwear products and take advantage of a special arrangement with Speedy Hire, helping you to make repairs and maintain the condition of your property at a lower cost.
Why purchase from TradePoint?
- Access to over 14,000 products from 300 nationwide stores
- Open 7 days early ’til late
- Dedicated Trade Only counter
- Shop in store and benefit from ‘click and collect’ or online.
Better Home Cover
Better Home Cover Explained SAL Members 1 month free cover
Our extensive Home Emergency Cover plans protect your property against breakdowns and unexpected repair bills. It doesn’t matter if it’s the heating, the electrics, a leak somewhere or an annoying blockage, we’ll take care of it.
As part of our cover we will carry out an annual boiler service and issue you with your Landlord Gas Safety Certificate. With Better Home Cover all costs; servicing, parts and labour are included, there are no hidden call out charges or additional fees. Our £15,000 annual repairs limit is industry-leading, we will come out to you as many times as you need.
Our award-winning UK call-centre is open 24/7, 365 days a year with 90% of our calls being answered in under 20 seconds. We have a UK wide network of 3500 trusted expert engineers who will aim to get to your tenant within 2 hours. Alternatively we can come at a time that suits them, including evenings and weekends.
To find out more on how to claim your one month free cover and how we can save you time, money and give you peace of mind feel free to contact us or visit betterhomecover.com/landlord-cover/
Landlord Accreditation Scotland
Letting Protection Service Scotland
We know that you want a tenancy deposit protection service that puts you first.
That’s why we offer simple multiple deposit submission and repayment processes, quick deposit repayments, account-managed services, and if you ever need it, an experienced adjudication team for fast, impartial dispute resolution. So if you want a service that is safe, secure and straightforward, choose us.
Long-term leases and guaranteed rents, whether the property has tenants or not.
We’re looking for landlords in Edinburgh with one, two and three-bedroom apartments to join our Private Sector Leasing (PSL) scheme, which we administer on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council.
The City of Edinburgh Council leases properties from private landlords and these are sublet to people who are in housing need, under a Scottish Short Secure Tenancy (SSST).
We are the point of contact for landlords and we share the responsibility of renting. We also offer landlords great benefits and peace of mind.
Link’s PSL scheme can offer landlords:
- Guaranteed rent – whether the property has tenants or not
- A three, five or ten-year lease
- No management fees
- Regular tenancy visits
- A professional property management service
- A dedicated team, fully committed to delivering a quality service
- A service which counteracts the risks that come with the introduction of the Scottish Private Residential Tenancy Agreement
We also repair any damage caused by tenants (except fair wear and tear) meaning you don’t have to.
Lonsdale Insurance Brokers: CMP and PI Insurance
Since January 2018 Scottish letting agents have been required to comply with the letting agent code of practice. One aspect of compliance is the requirement to hold Client Money Protection (CMP) and Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance.
For etting agent registration, agents must provide proof that they hold both CMP and PI insurance.
Lonsdale Insurance Brokers Ltd is delighted to offer these products to CLA members via their “PI + CMP” facility.
What do members say?
“The Scottish Letting Agent Code of Practice requires agents to have Professional Indemnity and Client Money Protection insurances. We are thrilled to have competed the exercise through the PI + CMP scheme for CLA members. The process was refreshingly quick and efficient, we also made welcome savings overall through the very competitively priced PI”.
Alison Tennant, Littlejohns Limited. Edinburgh member agent.
“We are delighted to have arranged highly competitive PI via the CLA PI + CMP scheme. The flexibility of the scheme allows you to arrange PI and CMP combined or PI only and CMP on a delayed basis until the new legislation comes in to force in January 2018. The setting up of the policy could not have been easier with completion of a simple digital form”
Derek Gibb & Partners Ltd, Edinburgh member agent.
“We have arranged our Professional Indemnity Insurance and Client Money Protection quickly, efficiently and competitively via the PI + CMP facility for CLA members”.
Willie Jamieson, 1 Stop Properties. Glasgow member agent.
“Via the PI + CMP scheme for CLA members, the PI savings we achieved more than covered the cost of CMP. With the 1st October deadline looming and all the additional costs associated with registration we are delighted to be compliant and to have cut costs”.
Christopher Boisseau, Factotum, Edinburgh member agent.
Oliver Wharmby from Lonsdale says:
“PI + CMP is a professional indemnity led scheme which allows the policy holder to take out PI in isolation or PI and CMP under one policy. Please note CMP is not available in isolation. We can structure the policy such that the CMP starts in advance of the PI and whereby the PI is delayed until the PI expiry date. We can equally reverse this formula whereby the PI starts in advance of the CMP”.
Please feel free to contact Oliver Wharmby at Lonsdale for more information and costs.
PayProp is an automated payment and reconciliation platform specific to the lettings industry that is both easier to use and more powerful than solutions offered by banks and traditional software vendors.
PayProp is a sponsor of the brand new Scottish Letting Day exhbition preview evening.
Tel: 020 3740 7614
We Sell Tenanted Property
You don’t have to wait until a tenancy ends to sell your property. Portolio has been the solution for lots of landlords who want to sell without moving the tenants out.
Why sell with a sitting tenant?
- to receive continual rental income, right up to conclusion of sale.
- to avoid extra costs.
- to get started now.
- to enjoy a no hassle sale.
Portolio is a NAEA qualified estate agent delivering a logical, efficient and financially viable solution for landlords.
Is this the right solution for you?
We know selling with a tenant in situ is not always the right choice. Why? Because sometimes the chance of a high sale price is worth the delay and extra work involved in ending the tenancy.
Our goal is to offer you a great solution and then help you make the right choice. We’re simply an option for you.
Our typical sale price is close to the surveyors property valuation. We aim for a fair price, not deal of the century for the buyer, and not way above value either.
Sell tenanted property.
Please get in touch to hear more about how this works.
SAL has teamed up with 3mc, a leading mortgage provider, offering expertise, advice and value for money when it comes to buy to let mortgages.
Last year 3mc processed £1.85 billion worth of enquiries and completed on £370 million of lending.
SAL Mortgages operated by 3mc provides a wide range of both mainstream and specialist landlord products. Whether you just need some initial advice, an agreement in principle or a mortgage application, SAL Mortgages can help you.SAL members benefit from a reduced fixed broker fee of £295. This fee is usually £495 providing SAL members with an immediate saving of £200!Email details of your enquiry plus your contact phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the SAL Mortgages dedicated team on 0131 450 7169.
Our buy-to-let mortgage experts, 3mc, support you throughout all the steps of the process and can even help you to find mortgages for unusual property and tenancy types, including HMO properties and properties with housing benefit tenants. All for a fixed broker fee of £295 for SAL members.
What do members say:
“I was very impressed with the standard of service and professionalism provided by James Traynor and Jess Drury at 3mc/SAL mortgages. The whole process was seamless from start to finish and I have no hesitation in recommending this company”. Tricia, Greenstar Estates Ltd.
Please note lenders have different minimum criteria requirements and not all landlords and property types will qualify for a specific product. For further information contact SAL Mortgages.
This is a financial promotion and in no way should it be viewed as a personal recommendation or advice. Before a recommendation/advice can be given you should seek independent mortgage or financial advice.
SAL Mortgages is operated exclusively for the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) by 3mc, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
FCA No. 302992.
ANY PROPERTY USED AS SECURITY, WHICH MAY INCLUDE YOUR HOME, MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE.
Although the FCA regulate the way the majority of mortgages are sold, in most cases they do not regulate buy to let mortgages. This means you may have less protection if things go wrong with a buy to let mortgage. All calls are recorded for training and monitoring purposes.
Working in partnership with SAL.
Legal advice for private landlords and letting agents, helping them to understand a landlord’s responsibilities and working alongside them to minimise the risks associated with running their business.
Comprehensive and unrivalled legal services at preferential rates for SAL members available for eviction notices and repossession actions. To be referred to TC Young for these preferential rates, please contact SAL in the first instance.
Total Homes Co-operative
Looking to get your properties ready for new tenants? Need a fast turn-around, value for money and the peace of mind to know left over goods aren’t ending up in landfill? Total Homes Co-operative is here to help you.
We support landlords and businesses like yours by cleaning properties and removing furniture, leftover waste and goods. Total Homes Co-operative already works with housing associations and landlords in Glasgow and the surrounding areas. We work to a high standard with great feedback from our existing clients.
Unlike other cleaning and property clearance services, we aim to save 80% of what we collect from your property from going to landfill. We reuse, recycle and upcycle goods to make sure nothing is wasted. We also offer removal of kitchens and other fixtures without the need for costly skip hire. We take everything back to our warehouse and reuse what we can.
“Queens Cross Housing Association is proud to work with Total Homes Co-operative. As a forward thinking housing association, we aim to stay ahead of the curve, and follow a green agenda. Total Homes helps us achieve this as well as demonstrating value for money. By supporting them and using their services, we’re becoming more sustainable and leading by example in our industry.”
-Jim Williams, Maintenance Manager:
The public, your tenants and wallet will thank you for using a Zero Waste Scotland funded social enterprise for your cleaning and clearing needs. Total Homes Co-operative will provide you with reports to let you know how much you’ve saved from landfill. We can support you with marketing to help you show the world that you’re doing your bit to save the planet.
As part of our “Let’s Aim Higher” campaign we’re offering an introductory offer on your first property clearance with us, for a limited time only. Call us on 0141 556 7085 or email email@example.com today to cash in on this one off deal. Visit www.total-homes.com to find out more about what we do, and why we do it.