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Energy Efficiency PRS Regulations in Scotland on hold again

15 January 2021

The Scottish Government has today, 15 January, announced the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (Scotland) Standards that were to come into law in April 2021, with the first standard requiring properties to have a minimum EPC rating D for new tenancies from April 2022, have again been postponed. Read More...

New building safety regulators proposed for Wales

15 January 2021

The Welsh Government’s Building Safety White Paper covers all multi-occupied residential buildings, from houses converted into flats through to high rise apartment blocks. It sets out major reforms to how properties are designed, built, managed, and lived in whilst proposing clear lines of accountability and a stronger regulatory system. Read More...

Support growing for Fire Safety Bill amendments that add protection for leaseholders

15 January 2021

In November, the House of Lords passed an amendment to the UK Government’s Fire Safety Bill making changes to the current legislation to protect leaseholders from having to pay for historical fire safety remedial work, including the removal of dangerous cladding. Read More...

Scottish Government produce COVID-19 FAQs

Tuesday 24 March 2020

Propertymark worked with the Scottish Government to compile FAQs for landlords and letting agents in these exceptional circumstances.

Working in partnership with the Scottish Association of Landlords and the Council of Letting Agents, the aim is to provide reassurance and specific guidance on the main questions and concerns of the private rented sector.  

Given the fast-changing and unpredictable nature of the situation, it is anticipated that further information and guidance will be issued in due course. 

Propertymark will continue to work with Government to help address any issues the sector faces in the future and will keep members updated when further information is available. 

The FAQs

COVID-19 How is it impacting your business?

We’re talking to Government on a daily basis to ensure they understand the impact that the Coronavirus pandemic is having on vulnerable tenants, compliance, landlords, repairs and other essential services.

To help us spread this message we would like you to answer three questions about how the pandemic is affecting your business? If every agent reading this responds, then Government will not be able to ignore us and will have to #KeepTheRentFlowing.

Complete the survey

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