Category: Being a Landlord

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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Landlords Advised to Look out for their Older Tenants

It has been uplifting to hear the many positive stories that have been emerging since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are hearing the term the ‘Great British Spirit’ being used often these days to describe how the nation is pulling together to support each other and ‘get through’ these unprecedented times. Compassionate stories …

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Rent Must Be Paid Where Possible

Landlords have raised concerns that some tenants are under the false impression they do not have to pay rent during the COVID-19 crisis as landlords are being offered a mortgage payment holiday. Emergency legislation The Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill was introduced as an emergency legislation to tackle the COVID-19 crisis. One of its main points was …

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