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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PRS Resilience Group

The Private Rented Sector (PRS) Resilience Group was set up by the Scottish Government on 2nd April 2020 to address issues that the Coronavirus outbreak has posed on the PRS in Scotland. The group, which has met fortnightly since its launch, consists of members of the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL), ARLA Propertymark, the Scottish …

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71% of UK Households Saved Money during Lockdown

With lockdown measures gradually easing across the UK, various financial support schemes soon phasing out and eviction ban eventually coming to an end too, some concerns have been raised about a potential increase in the number of private tenants falling behind on rent and facing homelessness as a direct result of the global pandemic. However, …

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Increased Demand for Pet Friendly Rental Homes

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought many changes to the way we live our lives as well as a shift in renter’s priorities. Earlier in lockdown, it was evident that outdoor space had become high on the list when looking for a new home. Recent data has now shown that searches for properties that are pet …

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Scottish Rent Controls Parked for Now

The Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill to control rent levels in the private rented sector was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on June 1st, however, it did not progress to the first stage of consideration. The Bill, dubbed the Mary Barbour Bill after the legendary rent strike organiser from the early part of the 20th century, …

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Reports of Positive Months Ahead for Agents and Landlords

With many tenants prevented from moving in the past few months due to the lockdown, agents expect the next couple of months to be a busy period as renters start to look for available properties and make their move, now that the market has reopened. At the same time, many of those wishing to purchase …

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