Hope that you have had a good week, as you know I have been enjoying my annual leave, dolphin watching and keeping an eye on a cheeky gull that was trying to take lunch from tourists in the black Isle!
My son named him “Dave” and my mum used me as a human shield when Dave flew towards her!
I have eaten wonderful food and laughed more than I have in a long time.
Tractor racing and axe throwing are in the diary for next time. 😊
Glasgow University Research
The University of Glasgow is carrying out research to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected landlords, in particular seeking to: identify how landlords have dealt with arrears (if any); gauge views on the effectiveness of temporary legislation and support schemes; and identify intentions as we emerge from the pandemic. The survey also presents the opportunity for landlords to comment on existing policy ideas and contribute their own.
Findings will be shared with UK and Scottish Government policy makers, local councils, service providers and membership schemes such as the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL). The research will allow them to make data led policy decisions and effectively plan the resources required to support both landlords and tenants.
The survey is an opportunity to make your voice heard throughout the sector. It will take between 5 and 15 minutes Please complete the survey using this link
Scottish Association of Landlords coverage in the media
SAL chief executive John Blackwood was quoted in a number of media outlets with a statement about landlords helping their tenants to stay housed during the pandemic and the Scottish Government’s recognition of it being tenants’ responsibility to pay their rent.
Eviction action as we know , is only ever a very last resort. SAL has campaigned for more Scottish Government support to be given to tenants in need, for them to be able to pay their rents. SAL welcomes the announcement of a new grant fund being set up for tenants in arrears.
Covid in Scotland: Landlord eviction action ‘last resort’ – BBC Scotland
Landlord groups: Evictions remain last resort after ban lifted – STV News
Struggling tenants will only be evicted as a last resort (deadlinenews.co.uk)
Will England follow? Scots landlords welcome £10m rent arrears grant scheme – LandlordZONE
Scots landlords welcome extra tenant support – Landlord Knowledge
Landlords and housing groups say evictions will be last resort in Scotland – Radio Clyde
Landlords reaffirm commitment to avoiding evictions – Scottish Housing News
I do like a question…
Do we have to check that our European tenants have applied for settled status to remain in the UK?
The UK government’s Right to Rent check scheme, requiring landlords to check that prospective tenants have the right to live in the UK, has not been implemented in Scotland. Therefore landlords do not have to check that their current or prospective tenants in Scotland have the right to live in the UK. We do carry out referencing checks using Vouch and Let Tec Solutions as well as checking the Housing and Property chamber because currently rent arrears or a bad rental history does not show up on a credit report.
“When I was 12, we went from Glasgow to Aberdeen on a school trip. It was called fresh air fortnight.” Billy Connolly
This weekend is the Glasgow fair so we will be enjoying the sun tomorrow and Monday but will be opened for essential maintenance issues. More information about the Glasgow fair can be found at
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