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Fair Rents Bill introduced

05 June 2020

The Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 1 June 2020, with the aim of changing the law in Scotland by amending the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 and controlling the rent levels for Private Residential Tenancies. Read More...

Rebecca Marsh announced as new Property Ombudsman

05 June 2020

From October 2020, Rebecca Marsh will take up the role of The Property Ombudsman, taking over from Katrine Sporle CBE, whose five-year contract comes to an end on 31 October. Read More...

Discretion in Scottish COVID-19 grant scheme means eligible agencies should get help

04 June 2020

The Scottish Government has responded to concerns raised by Propertymark on behalf of its members, following reports that some Scottish agents had been denied access to business support schemes when local authorities declared the grant is not available to their sector. Read More...

Latest Scottish Letting Agent Registration figures released

Thursday 02 May 2019

The Scottish Government has confirmed 562 agents have had their applications approved and have now been issued with a Letting Agent Registration Number (LARN). This is on a total of 914 applications received to date.

In addition, the Scottish Government has investigated, or are in the process of investigating 114 businesses suspected of carrying out letting agency work without registration and have issued 86 compliance letters and 1 power to obtain notice.

Further action

The Scottish Government are encouraging sector engagement and further information on those that are suspected to be operating as an agent but haven’t applied for registration. Share your information with Daryl McIntosh or direct to the Government Dept. 

How Propertymark is helping 

Members can download our fact sheets on: The Letting Agent Code of Practice (Scotland) Regulations 2016 – Communications and The Letting Agent Registration (Scotland) Regulations 2016 which break down the legislation and explain exactly what agents and property managers must do. Log in and download the fact sheets.

Letting Agent Registration and Training Requirements

If you are a letting agent working or managing property in Scotland, you need meet the minimum training standards and join the Scottish Letting Agent Register in order to legally trade. Find out more.

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