Scottish Land & Estates

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

Scottish Land & Estates calls for planning flexibility in rural communities

Greater flexibility and a rural focus in the planning system is required if rural communities are to thrive in the future as the lasting impact of the coronavirus pandemic takes it toll, according to Scottish Land & Estates (SLE).

Published 4 May 2020

Scottish Land & Estates appoints Mark Tennant as chairman

Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) has appointed Mark Tennant as its new chairman.

Published 29 April 2020

PRS energy efficiency regulations delayed by Scottish Government

The Scottish Government has taken the decision not to introduce upcoming regulations to improve the energy efficiency of private rented housing given the current focus on coronavirus.

Published 30 March 2020

School kids ‘hold the key’ to future greener homes

Scottish school children should be taught how their actions now can impact on climate change and the kind of homes they will live in in the future.

Published 2 March 2020

Lack of energy efficiency guidance ‘putting homes at risk’

A lack of guidance and leadership from the Scottish Government on the incoming changes to the energy efficiency of homes is putting unnecessary pressure on Scotland’s vital private rental sector, according to Scottish Land & Estates (SLE).

Published 23 January 2020

Scottish Land & Estates appoints first female CEO

Sarah-Jane Laing has been appointed as chief executive of Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) as the rural business organisation enters the most challenging era in its 110-year history.

Published 13 December 2019

Rural planning to be prioritised under ‘radical’ shake-up

The need for planning permission could be removed for certain types of rural developments to help tackle depopulation and support local economies, under new proposals from the Scottish Government.

Published 6 November 2019

Call for private landlords to have access to energy efficiency funds

Private landlords who commit to providing affordable housing should be given the same financial support as housing associations to improve the energy efficiency of their properties, according to Scottish Land & Estates (SLE).

Published 13 September 2019

Over-regulation of short-term lets ‘could pose risk to rural tourism’

Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) has called on the Scottish Government to ensure local authorities have the powers to apply any new regulations for short-term lets to only those areas that have recognised issues with anti-social behaviour or a housing shortage.

Published 19 July 2019

Greens and Scottish Land & Estates draw battle lines for ‘fairer’ planning system

Scottish Green MSPs will stage a series of bids to overhaul Scotland’s planning system over three days of debate in the Scottish Parliament this week.

Published 17 June 2019

Policy flexibility key to opening up Scotland’s empty rural homes

More empty homes in the countryside could be returned to use if greater policy flexibility was available to recognise the “unique circumstances” of rural Scotland, according to Scottish Land & Estates.

Published 6 June 2019

New app launched to report PRS repairs

A property repair and maintenance reporting system to help residential tenants and landlords has been launched by Scottish Land & Estates (SLE).

Published 22 March 2019