Scottish Association of Landlords



Landlords support move to measure impact of tax changes on affordable housing supply

The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) has announced its support for a move to measure the impact of tax changes for Private Rented Sector (PRS) landlords on the availability of affordable housing.

Published 5 September 2016

Scottish landlords launch new campaign against tax changes

Tax increases being imposed by the UK and Scottish governments will make it easier for irresponsible landlords to provide sub-standard housing to tenants, according to the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL).

Published 15 August 2016

Letting agents take action to drive rogues out of business

Letting agents from across Scotland will today start signing up to a new programme of compliance with government regulations with the aim of raising standards and driving rogue operators out of the market.

Published 19 May 2016

Scottish Association of Landlords issues PRS manifesto summary

As politicians from all parties gear up for the Scottish parliamentary election on 5 May 2016, the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) has outlined its key areas of concern relating to the private rented sector (PRS).

Published 29 April 2016

Private Tenancies Bill passed by Scottish Parliament

New legislation that will modernise the private rented sector (PRS) was passed last night by the Scottish Parliament.

Published 18 March 2016

Vulnerable tenants will be ‘biggest losers’ of second homes tax, landlords warn

Plans to introduce an additional supplement on homeowners buying a second home or buy-to-let property will make it even harder for the most vulnerable tenants to get the accommodation they want at a price they can afford, the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) has said.

Published 3 February 2016

Housing sector raises serious concerns regarding UK Immigration Bill

Senior figures from across the housing sector have united in opposition to proposals in the UK Immigration Bill which they fear risk “significant harm” to “deeply vulnerable people”.

Published 22 January 2016

Scottish Budget: £90m increase to affordable housing fund and tax on second homes

The Scottish Government has announced a year-year increase of £90 million to its affordable housing budget to help it achieve its target of delivering 50,000 affordable homes during the next parliament.

Published 17 December 2015

Landlords urged to use new procedure to maintain properties

Landlords are being urged to make use of a new procedure which will allow them to gain access to their properties to carry out essential work, helping to maintain the standards of stock in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) in Scotland.

Published 1 December 2015

Landlords warn new legislation could ‘drastically limit’ ability to tackle ASB

New legislation designed to modernise the private rented sector (PRS) in Scotland could make it harder for landlords to tackle anti-social behaviour in their properties, according to a group of over 50 letting agents from across the country.

Published 3 November 2015

Private Housing (Tenancies) Bill draws mixed response

Attempts by the Scottish Government to provide “more security, stability and predictability” to tenants renting in the private rented sector (PRS) have been broadly welcomed, though concerns have been raised proposals may harm investment in the sector.

Published 8 October 2015

Don’t ‘demonise’ private rented sector, landlords warn

Landlords have urged the Scottish Government not to demonise the private rented sector and ensure that new legislation protects tenants’ rights without strangling investment.

Published 5 October 2015

Scottish landlords take tax case to Treasury

Scottish landlords met with senior UK government officials in London yesterday to urge them to rethink planned tax changes for private landlords.

Published 17 September 2015

Rent control plans ‘threaten Scotland’s burgeoning PRS market’

Plans to introduce a power for local rent controls in ‘high-pressure’ rental areas in Scotland could deter investment in Scotland’s private rented sector (PRS) and curtail much-needed housing supply, according to the Scottish Property Federation (SPF).

Published 2 September 2015

Scottish landlords criticise Treasury over tax changes

Tax changes from the UK government could result in an increase in private rents and leave tenants facing homelessness, the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) has warned.

Published 1 September 2015