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Property Factors (Scotland) Act 2011 - Update for RSLs

Property Factors (Scotland) Act 2011 - Update for RSLs

In line with the requirements of the Property Factors (Scotland) Act 2011, the Private Housing Services Team within the Scottish Government are in the process of contacting all registered factors (including RSLs) to remind them that they are required to confirm or update the list of properties which they manage by 30th June 2013.

What do I need to do?

  • A note of all properties and details of all land managed by each factor.

The properties which must be listed are those managed by

Property Factor's written services statement

Property Factor's written services statement

The Property Factors (Scotland) Act 2011 has shaken up the previously unregulated, and unstructured, property factoring regime in Scotland and has introduced the Property Factor's written services statement. Although the provisions within the Act came into force on 1 October 2012, it seems many organisations and individuals are playing "catch up" with how the changes affect them, including the Property Factor's written services statement.

Written Statement of Services

In addition to the Act itself, property managers must also comply with the Code of Conduct.