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 will now go before parliament for approval and it is expected that letting agents in Scotland will have to apply by the code by 2018.
There will be a requirement for letting agents to undertake training however these requirements are still to be finalised. Landlord Accreditation Scotland (LAS) and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) are partnering to prepare a qualification to comply with the training requirement. Please contact the LAS team for further information