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The Private Rented Sector in Scotland has undergone dramatic changes. There is a new Private Residential Tenancy, a new Letting Agent Code of Practice, registration and training requirements for all letting agents and the introduction of the First Tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber)

Since 1 December 2016 the First-tier Tribunal replaced the Private Rented Housing Panel. Its aim is to deliver improved access to justice for both tenants and landlords in the Private Rented Sector. Since 1 December 2017, the Chamber assumed the functions of the Sheriff Court and now deals with all private rented cases, such as rent and repair issues and breaches of the Letting Agent Code of Practice Regulations.

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Events

Events

Our events are an ideal opportunity to network with like-minded professionals, stay up-to-date with government legislation and get the latest thinking on industry best practice. More info...

Private Residential Tenancy

Private Residential Tenancy (PRT)

The PRT has replaced the previous assured and short assured tenancy agreements for all new tenancies granted in Scotland. More info...

Letting Agent Code of Practice

Letting Agent Code of Practice

If you are a letting agent working or managing property in Scotland, you need to understand the Letting Agent Code of Practice. More info...

Registration and training

Registration and Training

In order to legally undertake letting agency work in Scotland, you are required to meet the minimum training standards and join the Register of Letting Agents. More info...

Propertymark Qualifications

Study for a Qualification

Propertymark Qualifications offer two specialist lettings qualifications for agents in Scotland. They can be completed flexibly through distance learning or supported study. More info...

Training courses

Train with us

Experienced professionals share their expertise, knowledge and practical insight. We have supported thousands of delegates and offer discounts on multiple course bookings. More info...

Industry focus

FAIR RENTS BILL

In May 2019, Pauline McNeill, Labour MSP for Glasgow consulted on the Proposed Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill. If introduced to the Scottish Parliament, the Bill proposes to: Cap private sector rent increases; limit the decision of Rent Officers and the First-tier Tribunal; and require landlords to include rents on the National Landlord Register. ARLA Propertymark responded to the consultation and provided a briefing pack to members to help them respond.

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CHANGES TO LANDLORD REGISTRATION

The Private Landlord Registration (Information) (Scotland) Regulations 2019 amends the information which must be provided by the landlord when applying to a local authority. The new Regulations apply to all private landlords with property in Scotland. The Regulations are in force from 16 September 2019.

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AMENDMENTS TO THE REPAIRING STANDARD

Since 1 March 2019, the Tolerable Standard found in the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 has been incorporated into the Repairing Standard. Further amendments to the Repairing Standard will be phased in over the next few years.

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY

A minimum requirement of EPC E will be introduced for all new tenancies from 1 April 2020. All existing tenancies will fall under the rules by 31 March 2022. The Scottish Government has released guidance ahead of the changes coming into force.

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Regional Representatives

Daryl McIntosh

Daryl Mcintosh

Glasgow, West, Dumfries, Edinburgh, Fife, Central, Borders
darylmcintosh@arla.co.uk
07714 520 875

Adrian Sangster

Adrian Sangster

Aberdeen, North East
adriansangster@arla-reps.co.uk
07730 520 112

Kathleen Gell

Kathleen Gell

Inverness, Highlands, Argyll, Islands
kathleengell@arla-reps.co.uk
07762 206 761

Get in Touch

Daryl McIntosh

Daryl McIntosh

Strategic Development Manager
darylmcintosh@arla.co.uk
07714 520 875

Brian Moran

Brian Moran

ARLA Propertymark Board Member
brianmoran@arla-board.co.uk
07538 681 203

Scotland office

Scotland office

Westpoint, 4 Redheughs Rigg
South Gyle, Edinburgh EH12 9DQ

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01926 417 360
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01926 417 787
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Regulation

01926 417 791
regulation@propertymark.co.uk