Category: Being a Landlord

First Ever Award of Wrongful Termination by Eviction Order

An Edinburgh tenant has been awarded a first ever Wrongful Termination Order by the Housing and Property Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland. In this landmark case, the landlord was ordered to pay £1,350 for evicting his tenant on false grounds. Jesus Rodriguez-Ortega rented a studio flat from Cesar Dominguez-Lopez. When Jesus asked his …

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Eviction Ban in Scotland Extended

At the end of last year the Scottish Government introduced a temporary ban on evictions between 11th December 2020 and 22nd January 2021. However, due to a surge in COVID-19 case, the eviction ban has now been extended. To stop people from needing to find a new home or move in with a different household, …

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Temporary Ban on Evictions over the Festive Period

Landlords in the Scottish private rented sector will be prevented from evicting their tenants over the festive period, the Scottish Government has announced. The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, introduced at the beginning of the pandemic to protect tenants from evictions, applies to all notices issued on or after 7th April 2020. Originally intended to be …

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Landlords Don’t Fall Victim to Rogue Locksmiths

It is a common practice amongst landlords to change locks between tenancies, and now more than ever it is important to stay vigilant to not fall victim to rogue locksmiths who have been reported to be more active during the Coronavirus pandemic. A recent survey from The Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) has found that 66% …

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Ripple Effect of UK’s Court Ruling on ‘No DSS’ Lettings Ban

The Department for Social Security (DSS) ceased to exist in 2001, however, the term ‘No DSS’ has been used in property listings up until recently to indicate that recipients of housing benefits would not be accepted for a particular property. This was mainly due to the fact that certain mortgage and insurance providers would stipulate …

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SAL Partners with NRLA

Landlords of properties north and south of the border can now enjoy the benefits of a joint membership of associations in Scotland, England and Wales for a small top-up fee. The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) and National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) have joined forces to offer their members across the UK a wide range …

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