Tags - Housing

Dialogue key to rent review process

News

20 May 2020

Communication between landlords and tenants - especially in relation to the impact of Covid-19 - is vital when conducting rent reviews, Scottish Land & Estates said today.

Responding to a call from...

Aid for select few private rental landlords

News

7 May 2020

The Scottish Government has published details of its promised interest-free loan for private landlords.

The Private Rent Sector Landlord COVID-19 Loan Scheme, a £5 million fund, will offer...

Fair and accurate energy efficiency tests for housing are essential

News

9 Apr 2020

Helping homeowners to reduce environmental impacts and continue the fight against climate change must be at the core of new owner-occupied housing standards says Scottish Land & Estates (SLE), the...

Tenant Farming Commissioner and industry bodies advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) on-site meetings

News

31 Mar 2020

The Tenant Farming Commissioner (TFC), in association with industry bodies NFUS (National Farmers Union, Scotland) and SLE (Scottish Land & Estates), on 30 March issued advice about the implications...

Delaying energy efficiency regulations the ‘right decision’

News

27 Mar 2020

The Scottish Government has announced that they have taken the decision not to introduce the Energy Efficiency (Domestic Private Rented Property) (Scotland) Regulations 2020, which had been due to...

Open Letter to Minister for Housing on impacts of COVID-19 on rural housing

News

26 Mar 2020

Scottish Land & Estates has written to Kevin Stewart, Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning, to express concerns regarding the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on landlords ability to...

School kids hold the key to future greener homes

News

28 Feb 2020

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.

Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) has today (28...

SLE supports improvements amnesty as deadline approaches

News

27 Feb 2020

Scottish Land & Estates has said the organisation and its members are fully supportive of the amnesty for tenants’ improvements as the June 2020 deadline fast approaches.

Earlier this week, the...

5 Takeaways from the Housing Forum

Blog Post

6 Feb 2020

Private water supplies was the topic covered at the first ever SLE National Housing Forum. The Forum is a way for members to come together round the table and share experiences, problems and practical...

EPC regs: landlords given crucial extra six months

News

27 Jan 2020

Landlords of private rental property will now have until October 2020 rather than 1 April 2020 to complete any required energy efficiency changes to their properties.

The announcement of these...

Lack of guidance from Scottish Government putting homes at risk

News

22 Jan 2020

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.

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No one-sized-fits-all solution to empty homes in Scotland

News

10 Jan 2020

A vital link exists between the number of empty homes and the vitality of a remote, rural community, particularly in areas with a declining population.

That was one of a number of key messages to...