ELECTRICAL SAFETY INFORMATION FOR LANDLORDS
Although there is no legal obligation to carry out regular checks on electrics in a rented property, landlords do have an obligation to ensure that the property is safe. Accredited landlords are required to carry out checks on any electrical equipment in the property provided by the landlord by carrying out a Portable Appliance Test. LAS host courses to enable landlords to become qualified to do these checks themselves. Further information on the courses available throughout 2014 will be available once dates have been arranged.
TRAINING COURSES & INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR SCOTTISH LANDLORDS & LETTING AGENTS
LAS training courses are publicised around 6-8 weeks ahead of time so please don't be concerned if you do not see a course in your area right now. Courses will be run across Scotland throughout 2013-14. Places on courses can be taken very quickly so when you do receive notification via email please book as soon as possible to ensure your place. If you are not yet accredited but would like to receive information by email please contact the LAS office.
LAS promote best practice throughout the industry by holding training and information sessions across Scotland. Details of topics covered in the Level 1 & Level 2 Core Standards Training Sessions can be found here. It is necessary to have attended all three Level 1 Courses prior to attending Level 2. Courses run throughout the year in various locations and on a number of topic across Scotland.
Level 2 Courses are supported by TC Young Solicitors and delivered by Ruth O'Hare & Fiona Greer.
LAS also offers a number of Best Practice Training Courses covering Creating Inventories, Dealing with Abandonment and Income Tax & VAT for Landlords. Details of dates and venues for all LAS courses will be advertised in the DIARY section.
LAS is working with SafeDeposits to bring Scottish landlords and letting agents around the country detailed information on how to comply with the requirements of the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011. LAS is doing this through the Core Standard Training Level 1 Course – Tenancy Management and our Best Practice Course – Creating Inventories. Representatives of SafeDeposits present a section of the courses and will provide a valuable insight into the practical elements of managing deposits and applying for return of deposits.
TENANT INFORMATION PACKS
The Scottish Parliament has now introduced the new Tenant Information Packs which must be issued to all new tenants from 1st May 2013.
The Tenant Information Pack document can be downloaded here
LAS is delighted to be working with Glen Insurance to ensure that landlords can benefit from the expertise of this company in ensuring the correct landlord insurances are in place. To find out more please click here
LAS OFFICE ADDRESS FOR ALL CORRESPONDENCE: Hopetoun Gate, 8B McDonald Road, Edinburgh EH7 4LZ