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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Scottish landlords lobby rent controls minister

Scottish landlords are campaigning against the implementation of rent controls.

The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) and Council of Letting Agents (CLA) met with the Scottish housing and welfare minister, Margaret Burgess, to try to convince  her to move away from any new policy controlling rent in the PRS north of the border. The two organisations presented a petition of over 3500 landlord's signatures .

The Scottish Government are expected to present new legislation in the Autumn that would give tenants the power to take rent increases to arbitration. Another expected part of the new legislation would end a landlord's current right to repossess a rental property at the end of a tenancy period using  'no fault' repossession. 

John Blackwood, Chief Executive of SAL supported the consensus to improve standards in Scotland's  private rented sector, but shared concerns as to whether the  Scottish Governments current proposal would best achieve this

"As an industry, we fully support measures which will help find this balance but do not believe measures like rent controls or ending the 'no fault' clause will achieve this. We would urge the Scottish Government to reconsider additional protections for tenants without harming investment in the private rented sector."

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