2024–2029 Our five-year strategy

One housing system · Part of the solution · Renting as a choice

Our vision

A good home for everyone

We are part of one housing system in Scotland and we believe that the private rented sector (PRS) has a key role to play in delivering high quality, flexible homes for everyone. The PRS is becoming more important as a longer term and sensible housing choice for many more people.

The PRS is part of the solution to ensure people have a property when and where it suits them. Our vision is for a rental sector that works for all, recognising the important contribution landlords make to the wider society in providing much needed homes. The rights of landlords must be protected to encourage investment and sustain lettings businesses for the future.

The PRS must deliver the highest standard of homes. With better enforced regulation, the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL), as the membership body for landlords and letting agents, will drive up excellence and standards ensuring that all private rented homes are good homes.

Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) and local authorities are also offering properties on the same terms as private landlords, which demonstrates that we are a standard of housing worth emulating, and is becoming the choice for many people, rather than just of last resort. We know that in the rest of Europe, renting as a choice is a much more significant part of the housing economy and we are seeing that develop in Scotland in our own unique way.

On my last year’s property insurance I had two of my properties insured with Direct Line the rest with Alan Boswell. I asked for an exact quote for quote with Alan Boswell and saved £140 off the Direct Line quote. All my properties are now with Boswells. Thanks to SAL again for our discounts.

Roy Baines

SAL landlord member, East Lothian

SAL is my go-to place for up-to-date information/legislation. It’s one of the best investments I have made. The staff are helpful and knowledgeable.

Carla Bankhead

SAL letting agent member