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Scottish Labour party’s Bill to crackdown further on rents

22 May 2019

Consultation is underway on Scottish Labour’s ‘Mary Barbour Bill’ in which if passed, will create further controls on rents. Read More...

Opinion of Scottish Legal Counsel received on Short Assured Tenancies

22 May 2019

ARLA Propertymark has sought Opinion of Counsel on the status of existing Short Assured Tenancies (SAT) following the Private Housing Tenancies (Scotland) Act 2016 coming into force. Read More...

Most affordable homes in England and Wales

22 May 2019

The latest data from the Office of National Statistics has revealed where the most affordable places to buy a home are in England and Wales based on the ratio of the average salary and the average property price. 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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