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Guide for those in rental market

HOUSING experts have issued a new publication designed to promote good practice by landlords and letting agents.

The paper gives examples of positive attitudes in the private rented sector and has been produced by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH). It also explains legal developments and summarises legal duties on private landlords.

David Bookbinder, head of policy and public affairs at CIH Scotland, said: "The private rented sector is housing a growing proportion of Scotland's population, but still struggles to shake off a poor reputation: bad landlords make newspaper headlines but good ones don't."

He said most landlords wanted to do the right thing. "There are rogue landlords who need tackling, but the majority of landlords are decent and often just need the right information to help them understand and meet their responsibilities."

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