09
DEC
Landlords guide to electrical safety

From 1st December 2015 landlords are now required to undertake two types of electrical checks on their rental properties; an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) and a Portable Appliance Test…


09
DEC
Requirement to install CO Detector

From 1st December 2015, all private landlords in Scotland are required to install a CO detector in any property they wish to rent, in line with the Scottish Government statutory guidance. CO…


21
DEC
Letting agent registration delay

The Scottish Government has announced a 12 month delay in the implementation of letting agent registration, reports Scottish Association of Landlords.  Full report can be read here.


29
JAN
Draft code of practice for Letting Agents in Scotland

The Scottish  Government are introducing a mandatory code of practice for Scottish letting agents and have published a draft of The Letting Agent Code of Practice (Scotland) Regulations 2016. This draft…


03
MAR
New training programme for Scottish letting agents

A new best practice training programme for letting agents in Scotland’s private rented housing sector was launched yesterday (2 March 2016). Developed by Landlord Accreditation Scotland (LAS) in partnership with…


01
APRIL
Training requirements for Letting Agents – Scotland

In February 2016, the Letting Agent Code of Practice (Scotland) Regulations 2016 were laid before the Scottish Parliament.  It is expected that the regulations will come into force on 31st…


15
APR
Electrical Safety Information from SELECT

SELECT’s expert technical advisors are delivering talks in various locations across Scotland, providing information to landlords regarding the requirement for EICR & PAT certification for private rented property.  Staff from SELECT will…


02
JUN
LETWELL- development for the property letting profession

LAS is committed to growing the professionalism and celebrating the achievement of the highest standards among letting agents and landlords. We are delighted to be collaborating with the CIH on…


12
JUL
What can you do if you cannot agree access arrangements with your tenant

Landlords have been given an an avenue to apply to the prhp for assistance in exercising their right of entry to their rental property  if unable to agree access with tenant.  The First-tier Tribunal can…


01
DEC
Revised Tenant Information Pack (TIP)

From 1st December 2016 when issuing a Tenant information Pack  (TIP) please ensure that you are using the updated version of this document.  You can download a copy of this document here


16
DEC
New Forms AT5 & AT6

There are new versions of the AT5 and AT6 forms.  As of 1st December 2016 the new AT5 must be used at the start of a tenancy and if you…


28
FEB
Training requirements for letting agents clarified

Under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014, all letting agents operating in Scotland are required to sign up to a new compulsory register by the end of September 2018. The Act…


15
Mar
Getting ready for registration

Letting agent roadshows from the Scottish Government in partnership with the SAL Council of Letting Agents. The Scottish Government, together with SAL, invites you to attend one of their awareness…


07
APR
Energy efficiency standards: consultation published

Consultation on energy efficiency and condition standards published The Scottish Government has published a long awaited consultation on introducing a minimum energy efficiency standard for private rented sector (PRS) properties. …


25
APR
Updated e-Learning from HMRC

HMRC’ have updated the e-learning guide, Letting Out Property, This comprehensive guide will benefit both new and experienced landlords.