Scottish Association of Landlords



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

Scottish landlord body issues advice to help tenants during COVID-19 outbreak

Scotland’s dedicated national landlord organisation has issued a five-point plan for its members to ensure they can help tenants affected by the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Published 19 March 2020

Landlords welcome delay to minimum energy efficiency standards deadline

A decision to delay the implementation of new Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) standards will help landlords reduce energy bills and tackle the climate emergency, the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) said today.

Published 28 January 2020

Councils empowered to introduce short-term lets control areas

Local authorities are to be given new powers to regulate short-term lets where they decide this is in the interests of local communities, under measures to be introduced by the Scottish Government.

Published 9 January 2020

Scottish Letting Day conference begins today

Around 500 landlords, letting agents and housing professionals and more than 40 exhibitors involved in private rented housing in Scotland will gather in Edinburgh today for the Scottish Letting Day conference.

Published 12 November 2019

Private landlords give cautious welcome to Scottish Labour Housing Commission

The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) has welcomed the Scottish Labour Party’s Housing Commission report but warned that knee-jerk regulation could prevent the goals of the commission being delivered.

Published 14 October 2019

Dunfermline tenants celebrate SafeDeposits Scotland’s half millionth deposit

A Dunfermline couple is celebrating after finding out that their tenancy deposit was the 500,000th protected by SafeDeposits Scotland.

Published 25 September 2019

Perth landlords urged to attend DWP event

Landlords in Perth are being encouraged to attend an event to learn more about Universal Credit.

Published 26 August 2019