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.

It’s so good to know you’re in my back pocket for when I need you. Thank you

Jackie & Richard Couchman

SAL landlord member, Innerleithen

Membership of SAL is the best money any landlord can spend. Thank you to all the SAL team for a further year of unfailing support and invaluable information; membership is worth every penny.

B McBride

SAL landlord member since 2009, East Kilbride

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