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UK agents come together to set direction of travel for Propertymark

14 June 2019

The Propertymark Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place on 14 June at the St Martins Lane Hotel, London, attended by a small group of members, some of whom had travelled from across the country. The Annual Report and Accounts had been shared with members earlier in the month and voting for board and presidential roles had been going on for several weeks. Read More...

The summer of change for letting and estate agents

14 June 2019

Lloyd Clarke, Partner at Attwells Solicitors writes for Propertymark and discusses the expansion of National Trading Standards and how this impacts the estate and letting agency sector. Read More...

Changes to Scotland’s landlord registration legislation

Tuesday 04 June 2019

The details a landlord must provide when making a valid application for landlord registration or when renewing a current registration will soon be changing.

There is now a requirement on the landlord to confirm by declaration, that, amongst other things the property meets the Repairing Standard and all the relevant safety certificates are in place.

The Private Landlord Registration (Information) (Scotland) Regulations 2019 were laid before the Scottish Parliament on 3 June and these changes will come into force on the 16 September 2019.

It is yet to be seen how each of the 32 local authorities intend to interpret the legislation and how they will monitor their own register.

Will they accept the landlord’s declaration via a checkbox, or will they require evidence the property meets the criteria?

Brief summary of the changes

The Private Landlord Registration (Information) (Scotland) Regulations 2019