Scottish Association of Landlords



Scottish landlords warn of winter shortage of homes for private rent

Scotland’s largest membership organisation for private rented sector (PRS) landlords and letting agents has warned of a shortage of properties available to rent over the winter, increasing pressure on emergency housing provided by councils.

Published 11 October 2021

John Blackwood: New deal for tenants means cutting the rhetoric and focussing on policy

Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) chief executive John Blackwood gives his take on plans for a new deal for tenants in the private rented sector.

Published 22 September 2021

Landlords reaffirm commitment to avoiding evictions

Private and social landlords have signed new joint statements reaffirming their commitment to only take eviction action as a last resort.

Published 28 June 2021

Scottish Housing Day returns for 2021

Scottish Housing Day is back for the sixth year and will take place on Wednesday 15 September 2021.

Published 28 June 2021

Landlords react to six-month extension of increased notice period for evictions

Scottish landlords have responded to the bill proposing to extend the increased notice period for evictions.

Published 22 June 2021

Advice on private renting soars during pandemic, says CAS

The new festive eviction ban is the perfect opportunity for tenants in hardship to seek help, Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has said as new figures show the proportion of housing advice given out on the private rented sector jumped from 17% in February to 28% in October, a rise of 65% in just eight months.

Published 14 December 2020

Early communication and mediation best way to solve COVID rental issues, says landlord body

Scotland’s largest landlord membership organisation has urged landlords and tenants to work together to sustain tenancies at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure tenants access all available support to pay their rent.

Published 23 November 2020

Programme for Government: Scottish Government 'disappoints' on social housing and renter support

The Scottish Government is to establish a £10 million Tenant Hardship Loan Fund to help those struggling to pay rent during the coronavirus crisis.

Published 2 September 2020

Rent arrears fear for landlords despite pandemic discounts

Landlords are urging the Scottish Government to provide direct financial support to tenants who are falling into rent arrears to help the property owners survive the fallout of COVID-19. 

Published 1 September 2020

Private landlords offered joint membership with new NRLA and SAL partnership

Landlords who let properties in England, Wales and Scotland can now have joint membership of associations north and south of the border under a new partnership.

Published 4 August 2020

Landlords outline concerns over energy efficiency improvement works backlog

Landlords of private rented homes and their agents are urging the Scottish Government to consider the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on Scotland’s ongoing efforts to improve the energy efficiency of Scotland’s private rented homes.

Published 11 June 2020

Callum Chomczuk and John Blackwood: Why landlord loans need to be extended

CIH Scotland national director Callum Chomczuk and John Blackwood, chief executive of the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL), argue that further support is required for private landlords, who have a significant role to play in the housing sector’s response to coronavirus.

Published 18 May 2020

PRS landlords offered interest-free loans to cover lost rent with £5m fund

A £5 million fund will offer interest-free loans to landlords whose tenants are having difficulty paying rent during the coronavirus crisis.

Published 6 May 2020

New coronavirus guidance issued for private landlords and letting agents

CIH Scotland, Homes for Good and the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) have jointly published guidance for the private rented sector on how to support tenants and protect rental income during the coronavirus outbreak.

Published 23 April 2020

Private landlords to be offered interest-free loan fund to ease rent difficulties

The Scottish Government is to establish a fund for private landlords who experience difficulty securing rent as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

Published 2 April 2020