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What is the eviction process for commercial property in Scotland

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How to evict a commercial property tenant in Scotland? In Scotland, the eviction process for commercial property involves a few steps. The first step is for the landlord to serve the tenant with a notice to quit. This notice must be in writing and state the date by which the tenant must leave the property. The notice must be served …

Important Changes to Housing Law in Wales


Rent Homes (Wales) Act 2019 From 1 December 2022, everyone who rents a home in Wales will have an ‘occupation contract’. An occupation contract is an agreement between a tenant or licensee called the ‘contract-holder’ – and their landlord. Most people who rent their home from a private landlord will get a particular kind of occupation contract called a ‘standard …

Does the tenancy deposit schemes apply in Wales?


Latest on deposit schemes that apply in Wales Does the tenancy deposit schemes apply in Wales? Following the implementation of significant changes in Wales to housing law, many landlords have been left with many question marks as they begin to relearn their legal obligations and the new terminology. One issue in particular that many landlords have been enquiring with our …

Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL)


SAL Scottish Association of Landlords Scottish Association of Landlords, also known as “SAL”, is one of the largest national organisations representing landlords and letting agents in Scotland.  The British Landlord Association (The BLA) and the National Residential Landlord Association are the only other two representing landlords in Scotland. The BLA is the only free national Association that covers England, Wales …

Scots able to sell secure tenancies through set valuation from March 2021

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Scottish secure farming tenants will be able to “sell” their tenancy from the end of this month. They can sell to their landlord or another farmer at a price determined by a set formula. The new Scottish legislation applies to farmers who have tenancies under the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 1991. It is thought about 4,000 want to relinquish it …

Rent Smart Wales (RSW) registration guide for 2020


What is Rent Smart Wales? Rent Smart Wales aims to uphold a consistently high standard throughout the residential property industry in Wales.  Rent Smart Wales Landlord registration  Landlords who have a rental property that is let on an assured, assured shorthold or regulated tenancy must complete a registration with Rent Smart Wales.  Rent Smart Wales process landlord registrations and grant …

Renting property out in Scotland and what you need to know

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Registration Before you can rent out your property you may have to register with the local council which covers the area where your let property is located. Registering before you rent out your property makes sure you meet the minimum legal requirements. Joint owners (anyone else who’s named on the title deeds) need to register too, but they won’t be …

Unsure what Rent Smart Wales is about?

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Rent Smart Wales what is it? Rent Smart Wales also known as RSW is currently being administered from the offices of Cardiff Council. Registration of agent and landlords under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 issuing processed from Cardiff. Registration of agent and landlords under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 will not be processed by other local authorities in wales, this has …

£14,000 deposit from a landlord, by a tenant, rejected by Upper Tribunal

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A tenant tried to sue a landlord for repayment of his deposit shy of £14,000. The tenant claimed, that the pre-payment arrangement was a “requirement” and this was “imposed” upon him, by the landlord. The Upper Tribunal for Scotland refused an appeal against a decision of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber). The appeal was rejected because …

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