Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland review of agent qualifications – safeagent view

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH)’s review of letting agent qualifications in Scotland has now been published. The review, commissioned following the introduction of the Letting Agent Code of Practice in 2018, assessed whether the requirement of mandatory training for letting agents has enhanced professionalism and outcomes in the PRS. The findings from the review […]

safeagent view: A bold, balanced approach to PRS reform is needed

Reform is a huge part of what we’re focused on at the moment. Whether it’s in Westminster, the Senedd or Holyrood, change is afoot for the private rented sector. Since renting reform legislation was first mooted in the 2019 Conservative manifesto, we’ve had numerous policy reviews and consultations alongside unprecedented political upheaval. Along the way […]

safeagent view: Three key tests for PRS policy success in 2023

2022 was a stop-start year for politics. As we enter a period of potential stability, hopefully we can get back to focusing on policymaking and outcomes. In the private rented sector, we know change is coming. DLUHC has confirmed the Renters Reform Bill will be brought forward in 2023, and it was welcome to see […]