Policy & Lobbying
Private Rented Sector
In some rural areas the private rented sector is often the main, or only, housing option for those unable to purchase a home on the open market. Over the last few years the sector has seen a number of changes, largely through increased regulation and reform of the housing benefit system. 

Scottish Land & Estates is working with members, the Scottish Government, local authorities and other stakeholders  to ensure that the Private Rented Sector plays an important role in the provision of good quality, effective housing supply.

 

 

 

    Consultation Responses

    • 05/04/2017 - First-tier Housing Tribunal
        Scottish Land & Estates has responded to the Scottish Government consultation on the First-tier Housing Tribunal, broadly welcoming the rules for the new body.  
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    • 19/12/2016 - Private Tenancies Regulations Consultation Reponse
      Scottish Land & Estates submitted this response to the Scottish Government regarding it's consultation on proposals for regulations and policy supporting the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016.
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    • 13/11/2015 - Consultation response on draft code of practice and training requirements for letting agents
      The Scottish Government is developing a set of mandatory standards and a level of traing that those undertakign letting agency work must undertake. Scottish land & Estates has responded to the consultation.
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    • 09/11/2015 - Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill
      The Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee opened a consultation on the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill, with our response being submitted on Thursday 5th November. Scottish Land and Estates is most grateful to all members who helped to shape our response.    Scottish Land & Estates supports the
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    • 12/05/2015 - Second Consultation on a New Tenancy for the Private Sector
      The Scottish Government's second consultation on a new tenancy for the private sector closed on 10th May 2015. Scottish Land and Estates is most grateful to all members who helped to shape our response. We welcome the reform of the current regime but there are two elements which we feel are not in the interest of the sector
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    • 19/12/2014 - Response to PRS Tenancy Consultation
        Scottish Land & Estates has submitted a response to the Scottish Government as part of their consultation process on potential changes to the residential tenancy regime. We have stressed the need to retain a mechanism for landlord repossession after the expiry of the agreed initial term.
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    • 17/12/2014 - Commission on Housing & Wellbeing Consultation Response
      Scottish Land & Estates Consultation Response to Commission on Housing & Wellbeing.
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    • 17/12/2014 - Enhanced Enforcement Areas Consultation Response
      Scottish Land & Estates consultation response to Scottish Goverment's Enhanced Enforcement Areas.
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    • 09/04/2013 - Consultation response: Better Dispute Resolution in Housing
      ScottishLand & Estates has responded to a consultation on options for improvement to the landscape for rented housing dispute resolution in Scotland. The consultation examined three principal options: The expansion of mediation, other forms of alternative dispute resolution and other early preventative action by t
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    • 12/07/2012 - Consultation response: the draft strategy for the private rented sector
      Scottish Land & Estates has responded to the Scottish Government’s  consultation on the draft strategy for the private rented sector. As well as reiterating points made previously in relation to the issues of landlord registration for properties on tenanted farms, the organisation also underlined the fact that the current met
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    • 10/01/2012 - Consultation response: Council Tax on Long Term Empty Properties and Housing Support Grant
      Scottish Land & Estates has responded to the Scottish Government consultation on the proposal to introduce a Council Tax on long term empty properties. To view our response please see the attachment below.
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    • 11/01/2011 - Written Evidence on the Long Leases (Scotland) Bill
      Written evidence to the Justice Committee of The Scottish Parliament from the Scottish Rural Property and Business Association Limited (SRPBA) on the terms of the Long Leases (Scotland) Bill.
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