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Scottish Association of Landlords

9:32 AM, 16th September 2015
About 4 years ago

Summer Budget 2015 - Landlords Reactions

Scottish landlords take tax case to The Treasury

Scottish landlords will today meet with senior UK Government officials in London to urge them to rethink planned tax changes for private landlords or risk threatening investment in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) at a time when Scotland is facing a long-term housing crisis.

Representatives from the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) will meet with senior Treasury officials in London to point out the consequences of the changes announced in the Budget in July.

In his Budget Statement, the Chancellor has proposed reducing tax relief on buy-to-let mortgages and replacing the current “wear and tear” depreciation allowance for items such as furniture. These changes will significantly increase costs and result in reduced investment and upgrading of properties, or some landlords exiting the market altogether.

In his Budget Statement, the Chancellor has proposed reducing tax relief on buy-to-let mortgages and replacing the current “wear and tear” depreciation allowance for items such as furniture. These changes will significantly increase costs and result in reduced investment and upgrading of properties, or some landlords exiting the market altogether.

“Even the numbers put forward by The Treasury, which claim only 1 in 5 landlords will be affected by the tax changes, represents a huge swathe of the sector. We believe, when taking the changes to ‘wear and tear’ in to account, the actual number will be a lot higher.”

“We have heard just last week in the press from a landlord in Edinburgh about how these tax changes will make it harder for families on benefits to find accommodation in the private sector, increasing demand on council housing which is already over-subscribed across Scotland.”

“Both SAL and our members are in favour of ensuring the highest possible standards in the sector and are working with the Scottish Government to achieve that but these measures could see landlords forced to pass at least some of the burden on to tenants in the shape of increased rent which they don’t want to do.”... Read More

Scottish Association of Landlords

14:24 PM, 30th July 2015
About 4 years ago

Restricting finance cost relief for individual landlords - PETITION

Shared with all SAL members just now via our enewsletter. Thank you Mark... Read More

Scottish Association of Landlords

9:12 AM, 23rd February 2015
About 5 years ago

Ending Short Assured Tenancy in Scotland due to rent arrears

Hi Vicky

We have an advice team who can help you today - we can't post specific advice here as we would need to ask a few questions about the paperwork in place to be sure of the tenancy details.

We can also advise you on a method to get the HB payment directly from the Council, without any action by the tenant, depending on the circumstances.

Our advice helpline is open 9-5, or we can call out of hours by appointment. You you can join and access advice at the same time - please see http://www.property118.com/scottish-association-of-landlords-membership/

We would be pleased to help you. Our landlord membership fee is tax deductible against your rental income and covers unlimited access to helpline, free training all across Scotland, magazine, Scottish document downloads, enews updates and much more.

Look forward to hearing from you and helping you to get this situation resolved.

With regards from all at the Scottish Association of Landlords... Read More

Scottish Association of Landlords

14:28 PM, 28th August 2014
About 5 years ago

How to deal with SAT agreements

Hi there Mark and Andrew

Late to the fray today - we have two big conferences coming up (agents next week, landlords on 4 November) so it's all hands on deck this week.

Looks like you're all clear now, but feel free to contact us if we can be of help Andrew with any property you're seriously considering.

We can advise you on the old style tenancies if you need it but we'd certainly concur on the caveat emptor

Best wishes from all at SAL... Read More

Scottish Association of Landlords

19:55 PM, 14th July 2014
About 5 years ago

Smoke & heat detectors legislation for landlords in Scotland

Hi there

See above. Please don't shoot the messenger. :-). We agree with you.

Here at SAL we believe that the standards should be the same across all tenures -see our earlier post. We are lobbying for that.

Best from all at SAL.... Read More