Our top ten inventory tips

Do you know the value of a clear and detailed inventory?

In a deposit dispute, the inventory can be the deciding factor. What's more, it can often prevent a dispute from happening in the first place.

Despite this, we know from our conversations with landlords and letting agents that many of you lack confidence when it comes to inventories and struggle to make yours suitably thorough.

So to help you, our expert adjudicators have pulled together their top 10 inventory tips. Take a look at them and see if your inventories match our adjudicators' advice. It could make a real difference.

Potential changes to requirements for Scottish letting agents

Under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014, the Scottish Government has released a consultation regarding a framework for the regulation of letting agents in Scotland.

The consultation includes proposals on a range of topics including:

> a mandatory register of letting agents with an associated ‘fit and proper’ person test;

> a training requirement that must be met to be admitted to the register;

> a statutory code of practice all letting agents must follow;

> a way for tenants and landlords to resolve complaints against letting agents for breaches of the statutory Code of Practice through a new specialist First-tier Tribunal; and

> powers for Scottish Ministers to obtain information and to inspect to monitor compliance and enforce regulatory requirements.

You can read the paper and respond via the Scottish Government website. Responses can be submitted online up to Sunday 15 November 2015. 

LPS Scotland sponsors The Agency Business conference

Recently we sponsored the Agency Business conference, hosted by the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) Council of Letting Agents at Hampden Park on 21 May. A unique event, this is the only time that letting agents in Scotland come together in a conference setting, and was therefore a great opportunity for us to catch up with our clients. We also met a number of agents who we don’t currently work with, so we took the opportunity to share our experience with them and explore how we could help deliver their tenancy deposit protection needs.

Our Head of Tenancy Deposit Protection, Daren, also contributed to the highlights video of the day, explaining why the Agency Business conference is so valuable to us. Watch it here.

You can also read what people had to say on Twitter by searching #Agentconf

Deposit disputed... Who decides?

THERE once was a landlady who – to prove her former tenants had left a wooden floor in a filthy state – took off her shoes and dared to walk across it. How do we know?

We were sent the “before” and “after” pictures of the soles of her feet.

Now that deposits must be protected, what do you do if a tenancy comes to an end but you and the tenant/landlord cannot agree how it should be distributed?

Not everyone applies such imaginative evidence gathering as the landlady who removed her shoes. But she did prove a point:

Where there is a dispute, evidence is king.

Before the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations came into force the only route for warring landlord and tenant was a court of law.

Part of the reason for the new regulations was to create an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) service, free of charge for tenants and landlords. The ADR service provides impartial, qualified adjudicators who will examine evidence from both sides and decide how the deposit should be divided.

Being free and completely independent means they’re not biased towards landlords or tenants. The only thing they’re interested in is evidence.

Fair, independent and impartial

If you feel you may need to use the ADR service then you’ll find our Guide to Tenancy Deposits, Disputes and Damages helpful as a useful starting point.

Meanwhile, here are the five key things to remember if you do use the service:

  • Both sides will have their say.
  • The deposit belongs to the tenant. The landlord must prove a legitimate claim on the money.
  • The ADR adjudicator is only interested in evidence. If a claim is made without evidence it is likely the claim will fail.
  • The importance of a properly completed inventory (preferably independent) cannot be underestimated.
  • In using the service, both sides agree to be bound by the decision.

No one wants disagreements over deposits. However, it’s inevitable that they will happen and when they do occur it’s very often because landlords and tenants haven’t spoken for a while; so it might be a good idea to pick up the phone or start tapping out an email before it gets to that point.

But it’s good to know – if dispute is unavoidable – that a free, legal alternative to court proceedings is there for you.

If you have any questions on our ADR service our FAQ page might have the answers for you.

We’ll also be rolling out a series of ADR workshops across Scotland, so please keep an eye on the website for more details.

By the way, if you want to see the foot look below!

So you’ve protected your tenant’s deposit – what next?

We’re pleased to have seen so many landlords and letting agents protecting their tenant’s deposits in line with the legislation. If you've recently protected your tenant’s deposit, here are some of the key things to consider next: 1)    The Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations require certain information to be provided to the tenant within 30 working days of the start of the tenancy. To make this simple, we have developed an Information Template which you can download, fill in and pass to the tenant. Once filled in, this template contains all of the information you need to give the tenant to comply with this part of the legislation.

2)    When the time comes for the tenant to leave the property either you or the tenant can initiate the deposit repayment process. If you wish to start the process simply visit our website and log into your account, selecting ‘Request a Repayment’. The onscreen guidance will take you through the process and the tenant will be notified by us that they need to respond to the claim.

3)    Repayment IDs are given to you and the tenant when a deposit submission payment has cleared and both repayment IDs must be provided when a deposit repayment request is submitted. Remember to keep your repayment ID safe – it’s unique to you like a PIN number and shouldn’t be shared with your tenant as they will have their own. The repayment ID grants authorisation from both parties to repay the deposit, so make sure you keep it confidential.

4)    If you and the tenant cannot agree on the amount of deposit to be repaid, then you will have the option to use our free Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) service. Using this service will provide both you and the tenant the opportunity to submit evidence to back up your claim to our independent adjudicators. They will then make a decision based on this evidence how much deposit should be repaid to each party. You can read more about this service here.

More information about the deposit repayment process can be found in our FAQ pages

Deadline day

If you’re a landlord, it is your responsibility to ensure your tenant’s deposit is protected in a government approved scheme. The Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations state that any deposit received before the 2nd October 2012 (but on or after the 7th March 2011) must be protected by the 13th November 2012.

If you use a letting agent to help manage your properties, make sure you check that they are complying with the regulations and protecting the deposits. If a deposit is not protected the tenant can apply to the courts for up to three times the deposit amount – so it’s important to make sure this deadline is met!

If you are unsure when your tenant’s deposit needs to be protected, you can use our compliance calculator which will work it out for you.

If you would like to speak to someone about deposit protection and the effect of the regulations, our Regional Manager Anthony Cox is available to discuss the regulations, your responsibilities and our scheme. For more information, take a look at our website and FAQ pages.

Do you know your deadline for protecting your tenant’s deposit?

On the 2nd October 2012, the second phase of timings for complying with The Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations kicks in. This means that any deposits received on or after the 2nd October 2012 need to be protected in a government approved scheme within 30 working days of the start of the tenancy.

Any deposits received before the 2nd October (but on or after the 7th March 2011) need to be protected in that way by the 13th November 2012.

If you have a deposit which you received from a tenant before the 7th March 2011 you need to protect it within 30 days of the tenancy renewal date (if this is after 12th November 2012), or if this doesn’t apply, by the 14th May 2013.

We know this can sound quite confusing, so if you’re not sure when you need to protect your tenant’s deposit, visit our website where we have a Timescales for Compliance Calculator which will help to work out the date for you! All you need is the date you received (or will receive) the deposit and a tenancy renewal date if you have one.

If you would like to find out more about tenancy deposit protection in Scotland and how it affects you, we have lots of information for landlords and letting agents on our website, or you can check out our FAQ pages.

The LPS Scotland is now live!

Today is launch day! After being the first deposit protection scheme to be approved by the Scottish Government back in April, we are delighted to be launching today. If you are a landlord or letting agent in Scotland, it is now compulsory for you to protect your tenant’s deposits with an approved third-party scheme (within the relevant timelines). Anyone that doesn’t could face legal action with fines of up to three times the amount of the deposit paid by the tenant, so please make sure you understand what you need to do to comply with the legislation.

As a landlord or letting agent, you can follow these quick and simple steps to register your deposit:

  • register online at www.lettingprotectionscotland.com;
  • use our Timeline for Compliance calculator on the homepage, to make sure deposits are protected in line with Government timescales;
  • submit deposits via The LPS Scotland website, or by post.

Don’t forget, you will be able to view and manage all deposits registered with The LPS Scotland online throughout the duration of the tenancy.

We know you’re bound to have loads of questions, so we’ve put a lot of information on our website www.lettingprotectionscotland.com, or you can call us on 0844 472 6666 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5.30pm, excluding weekends and English bank holidays). We have over ten years’ custodial deposit protection experience, so please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Get a head start on The Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations!

We were the first tenancy deposit protection scheme to be approved by the Scottish Government, and it’s not long now until we launch on 2nd July. Landlords and letting agents in Scotland will have a legal requirement to start protecting tenancy deposits from this date. To be one of the first to use our scheme you can pre-register with our existing scheme in England and Wales, The Deposit Protection Service (The DPS). As soon as we launch on 2nd July, all properties with a Scottish postcode will be automatically transferred from The DPS to your LPS Scotland account, which you can access using the same User ID and password.

Please note that, in view of the different legislative requirements, it is important that you do not submit deposit money at this stage.

To register with us now, simply visit www.depositprotection.com and select the option to register online. Use our postcode search facility, so we can accurately transfer the details to the LPS Scotland in July, and remember NOT to submit any deposit money at this stage.

Our phone lines are now live too!

Our phone lines have also gone live today, should you have anything you’d like to speak to one of our customer service agents about.

You can call us on 0844 472 6666, between 8:30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding weekends and English bank holidays).

If you have any questions about how to register online, what your obligations are, what the timescales are for you to protect deposits, or any questions about the new regulations, you can call us, or visit our website.

You can also follow us on twitter, and our blog features our latest news and events

LPS Scotland launches compliance calculator to help landlords

Today we have launched our new online Timescales for Compliance calculator, which will help landlords and letting agents calculate the deadlines to secure tenant deposits. The date you need to have a deposit secured by, depends on the date the deposit is received. By entering this date into the online calculator, along with the deposit renewal date (if applicable), you will be able to calculate the date you need to protect it by, to comply with the Scottish Government deadlines.

We want to make it simple for landlords to navigate this new legislation, which is why we’ve launched this unique online tool to make the process of protecting deposits easier. You will be able to work out individual compliance dates in a matter of seconds.

We would urge landlords not to fall foul of the heavy penalties by failing to comply. Hopefully this calculator, along with other resources on our website will be helpful for landlords, letting agents and tenants to meet the deadlines set out by Scottish Government.

You can find our calculator on our homepage at www.lettingprotectionscotland.com

Scottish Government approves The LPS Scotland as the first ever deposit protection scheme

I am delighted to announce that tenants, landlords and letting agents in Scotland are a step closer to guaranteed deposit protection, with the Scottish Government confirming it has approved its first deposit protection scheme, The Letting Protection Service Scotland (The LPS Scotland). The scheme has been given the go ahead to launch on July 2nd.

Having already established The Deposit Protection Service (The DPS) in England and Wales, we already have five years’ experience of running a similar custodial scheme and know how to support landlords and letting agents through the transition of new legislation. The LPS Scotland will use this knowledge to provide fast, free and secure deposit protection to support Scottish landlords and letting agents in complying with regulations.

Learn more

A reminder that you can access helpful information about our service via a page on The LPS Scotland website.  Here you can view and download documents and familiarise yourself with our processes. You may find the following information particularly helpful:

Experience Matters – an overview of The LPS Scotland - Does exactly what it says on the tin. Provides an overview of The LPS Scotland and each process involved from registering to alternative dispute resolution.

Best practice in deposit protection for landlords - List of the key things you’ll need to remember with regards to tenancy deposit protection, including the importance of repayment IDs and tenants’ contact details.

Registering with The LPS Scotland - Process flow diagram that explains how to register with us.

Submitting a deposit - Process flow diagram that explains how to submit deposits once registered with The LPS Scotland

Events

We also regularly attend and organise events to ensure landlords and letting agents are kept up to date with the legislation, what it will mean for you and how The LPS Scotland will work.

We will be confirming a number of new events over the next few months, full details of those events can be found here.  Or, if you’d like us to send you more information on The LPS Scotland following approval from Scottish Government, send us an email or visit our website.

We’ll keep you up to date on developments here on the blog and you can also follow us on Twitter – @LPS_Scotland

 

Renters revolt against rogue landlords

Our recent survey of landlords and tenants in the UK shows that over 70% of tenants will challenge their landlord if their deposit is not protected and a massive 84% feel safer knowing their deposit is held independently as a result of tenancy deposit protection legislation. The legislation proved popular with landlords and agents as well, with over a third reporting that the introduction of tenancy deposit protection in England and Wales in 2007 has had a positive impact on the lettings industry.

This year, it will become compulsory for landlords and letting agents in Scotland to protect tenants’ deposits with an approved third-party scheme and the results of our survey demonstrate how the introduction of legislation will benefit both landlords and tenants. It also highlights that communication between tenants and landlords is key to the success of the scheme – with over 70% of tenants learning about the legislation from their own landlord.

As the operator of the only UK-based custodial deposit protection scheme our experience has taught us that by placing the deposit with a third party, tenants and landlords will be secure in the knowledge that the deposit is protected throughout the duration of the tenancy.

The new Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011 became law in March 2011, and proposals to protect tenancy deposits are currently awaiting Government approval – The LPS Scotland is one of the proposed providers. Further details of the deposit protection schemes will be announced in the near future, following which every landlord that receives a deposit must comply with the regulations.

The introduction of this legislation is a positive step forward in Scotland. It’s now important that those in the private rented sector don’t fall foul of this legislation and take appropriate steps to ensure that they are prepared for its introduction.

You can find out more about protecting deposits at www.lettingprotectionscotland.com.

More dates added to our Scottish tenancy deposit protection tour!

We’re hosting and attending so many events over the next couple of months we’ve had to create a new page on our website to list them all! Our Introduction to Tenancy Deposit Protection events provide an introduction to the legislation, what it will mean for landlords, letting agents and tenants, discuss the adjudication process and how The LPS Scotland scheme will operate.

This month we’re running a couple of webinars – Kevin Firth will deliver the same presentation but online, giving you the chance to learn about tenancy deposit protection without even leaving your desk.

To register for a webinar click your preferred date below:

Thursday 23rd February - 10:00am-12:00pm

Tuesday 28th February - 2:00pm-4:00pm

We’ll also be heading to Dundee for a presentation on 6 March where you’ll be given our literature packs and freebies. The event details are:

Time: 3:00pm-5:30pm  

Address: Discovery Point, Discovery Quay, Dundee, DD1 4XA  

For more information or to register: Please click here

Compulsory deposit protection is creeping ever closer and it’s important that landlords and letting agents are up to speed with their responsibilities – these events will tell you what you can do now to be ready once schemes launch and how you can manage the process going forward.

If you’d like more information visit our website www.lettingprotectionscotland.com or email us.

New tenancy deposit protection guidance online now!

In my blog last week – ‘Countdown begins to teach Scottish landlords about new deposit responsibilities’ - we highlighted the importance of educating landlords, letting agents and tenants in order for tenancy deposit protection legislation to be effective. With this in mind and with the introduction of schemes in Scotland creeping ever closer we’ve focussed on attending and hosting as many awareness events as we can – we have a few more scheduled over the coming weeks, including two webinars so you won’t even have to leave your desks to attend! We’ve also been working hard to finalise our guidance documents so they’re available online for letting agents, landlords and tenants.

Our suite of documents contains all the information that you need in order to prepare for tenancy deposit protection and we’ll continue to add to this as we get closer to launch.

We’ve created a new page on the website where you can view and download each document and familiarise yourself with the processes. Here’s an overview and link to each document:

Experience Matters - an overview of The LPS Scotland - Does exactly what it says on the tin. Provides an overview of The LPS Scotland and each process involved from registering to alternative dispute resolution.

Best practice in deposit protection for landlords - List of the key things you’ll need to remember with regards to tenancy deposit protection, including the importance of repayment IDs and tenants’ contact details.

Registering with The LPS Scotland - Process flow diagram that explains how to register with us. Please note that as The LPS Scotland is still awaiting Government approval you are not yet able to register. As soon as we’re approved you’ll be able to do this online.

Submitting a deposit - Process flow diagram that explains how to submit deposits once registered with The LPS Scotland.

How to reclaim a deposit - Process flow diagram that explains the return of deposits at the end of tenancies.

A guide to tenancy deposits, disputes and damages - Industry agreed guidance on how deposit disputes are handled. Following the guidance in this document will assist you in setting up and managing tenancies correctly to have the best possible experience with your tenants and deal with disputes effectively should they arise.

A tenants' guide - Focused on the tenants’ responsibilities. It’s a good idea to download these and hand them to your tenant at the start of their tenancies so they know what’s expected of you, and them.

You can also visit the website for the latest news, details of our upcoming events and ways to get in touch.

Countdown begins to teach Scottish landlords about new deposit responsibilities

The countdown has begun to educate Scotland’s landlords, letting agents and tenants about tenancy deposit protection. The legislation came into force in March 2011 and landlords and letting agents will shortly be required by law to hand that deposit over to an approved third-party custodial scheme – like The LPS Scotland - to ensure it is properly protected.

The Scottish Government implemented the legislation after its research found that 8,000 – 11,000 tenants a year had part or all of their deposits unfairly withheld, equating to between £2.2 and £3.6 million*.

With over 5 years’ experience of running a similar custodial scheme, we know that educating landlords, letting agents and tenants is essential if the legislation is to be effective.

Landlords need to be aware of their new responsibilities to ensure that they don’t fall foul of the regulations and tenants also should take time to learn about the new legislation, to make sure their deposit is securely protected within the new 30 day timeframe.

The new legislation will go a long way to giving tenants, landlords and letting agents the reassurance that deposits are secured properly and the return of money at the end of the tenancy is structured and fair.

We’ve been in Scotland all week speaking at events in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen to ensure this message is getting out to the Scottish market and we’ll be setting up further sessions, including an online webinar in the next few weeks.

You can stay up to date with the latest news either here, or on our website and we’ll post details of future events as soon as they become available.

You can also follow us on Twitter - @LPS_Scotland

The LPS Scotland is in the process of being approved by the Scottish Government to protect tenancy deposits on behalf of tenants, landlords and letting agents. The service will be free to use and run by Computershare Investor Services PLC which also operates The DPS the only UK-based custodial deposit protection scheme.

Scotland a step closer to tenancy deposit protection

Our application to run a custodial tenancy deposit protection scheme in Scotland has entered public consultation; you can now view the terms and conditions of our scheme on the The Scottish Government website. The consultation is required by Part 4 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 and will look at the proposed framework of our scheme to ensure it meets all the conditions set out in the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011.

As our operating company also runs the only custodial scheme in England and Wales (The DPS), our application to Scottish Government has benefited from this wealth of experience – we know the process inside and out. We’re experienced in fast deposit repayment, having returned over 900,000 since launch, we have extensive customer support channels online as well as an effective call centre and text messaging service and our adjudicators have resolved over 12,000 disputes quickly and efficiently. Everything we have developed over the last 5 years in England and Wales will be brought to The LPS Scotland service and whilst there are some differences between the Scottish legislation and that in place in England and Wales, we’re well placed to deliver the scheme north of the border.

The Scottish Government has already reviewed our proposed scheme, to ensure compliance with the regulations, and will now await further comment from the public consultation.

We’ll keep you updated with the consultation process, but in the meantime, if you’d like more information on The LPS Scotland you can read our overview brochure.

We’re also running a series of events in which we’ll give you a detailed introduction to the legislation, our scheme and the dispute resolution process. Our next events take place in Glasgow (14th December) and Aberdeen (10th January).

For more information, visit www.lettingprotectionscotland.com.

We're heading to Glasgow and Aberdeen to talk about tenancy deposit protection!

We've finalised some new presentation dates in Glasgow and Aberdeen where landlord and letting agents can learn more about deposit protection, the adjudication process, how to prepare and how The LPS Scotland will operate when approved. Kevin Firth, our Director will host the following events:

Glasgow - Wednesday 14th December 2011

Time: 10:00-12:30

Address: Mercure Glasgow City Hotel, 201 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 1DQ

Email us to register for this event 

 

Aberdeen - Tuesday 10th January 2012

Time: 10:00-12:30

Address: Doubletree by Hilton, Aberdeen City Centre, Beach Boulevard, Aberdeen, AB24 5EF

Email us to register for this event

 

The LPS Scotland will launch early next year following approval from the Scottish Government and as soon as the first scheme launches, landlords and letting agents will have to start protecting tenancy deposits.  

We look forward to seeing you at an event soon. For more information visit our website and follow us on Twitter.

 

What do Scottish letting agents really think of tenancy deposit protection?

We had the chance to chat to some letting agents at our event in Edinburgh the other week and capture their thoughts on tenancy deposit protection on camera. Agents from Ace Property Management, M E Lettings and 1-2-1 Property Limited gave us their views - I'd be interested to know whether you share their thoughts and how you've been preparing for the legilsation.

If you'd like to attend one of our tenancy deposit protection presentations and find out what the legislation means for you and how our scheme will operate, we're posting new dates for Aberdeen and Glasgow very soon!

For more information, visit our website or send us an email.

Letting agents and landlords already preparing for tenancy deposit protection in Scotland

We’ve had a busy week in Scotland with the Scottish Association of Landlord’s Conference on Tuesday, our own seminar in our Edinburgh office on Wednesday and the East Lothian Landlord’s Forum yesterday. It’s also been a great opportunity to meet a number of landlords and letting agents, get their reactions to tenancy deposit protection legislation and find out how their preparations are coming along.

The majority of landlords and agents at our seminar yesterday were aware of the implications of the new legislation. In fact I spoke to several agents who had already started educating their landlords and changing documents appropriately.

We recorded a few video snippets from some of the delegates which we’re making into a video as we speak – expect that uploaded here soon.

Whilst we covered the impact of the legislation, how The LPS Scotland would operate, and dispute resolution, we gauged from the questions posed that the attendees were keen to explore the whole subject of our dispute service in much greater detail.

General consensus in the room was that the dispute resolution process would present them with the biggest challenge. In fact we had planned on hosting some more intensive ADR workshops for landlords and agents following the launch of the scheme, but after feedback yesterday, we’re looking to host one early next year.

During the workshop landlords and letting agents will get the chance to act as an adjudicator and actually assess  real cases and present their findings. We have used this format with landlords and agents in England and Wales who have found it hugely beneficial.

As well as the more in-depth ADR workshop, we’re planning more introductory presentations in Scottish towns and cities over the coming weeks and will post dates very soon.

If you’d like to attend an event then send us an email and we’ll issue all the information to you.

Alternatively, if you have any questions that let us know either here, via email, or on Twitter.

The Letting Protection Service Scotland (The LPS Scotland) prepares to protect tenancy deposits

As you may know, the Scottish Government is introducing legislation that will make it compulsory for all landlords and letting agents in Scotland who take deposits for a relevant tenancy to protect them with a Government approved custodial tenancy deposit scheme. The LPS Scotland has submitted an application to run a scheme and, once approved by the Scottish Government, will be the only provider with any experience of running a custodial tenancy deposit protection scheme.

It will be operated by the same company who run The Deposit Protection Service (The DPS) – the only company with five years’ experience of running a custodial scheme. The DPS - which currently operates in England and Wales – has protected more than 1.7m deposits to date, amounting to more than £1.3 Billion.

Experience matters and having already established The DPS from the beginning we know how to support landlords and letting agents through the transition of new legislation. We’ve established tried and tested systems, developed robust processes and continually innovated to ensure we’re providing the best possible service to our customers.

When approved, The LPS Scotland will use this knowledge to provide fast, free and secure deposit protection to support Scottish landlords and letting agents in complying with regulations.

A bit about the legislation

Under the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011, which came into force in March 2011, landlords and letting agents will have a duty to protect tenants’ deposits as soon as the first approved scheme launches. From that date they’ll have 30 days to protect deposits for all new tenancies. Landlords holding deposits for existing tenancies will have 9 months from the launch of the first scheme to protect their tenants’ deposits.

The scheme will hold on to the deposit for the duration of the tenancy – providing assurance to tenants that it is not being used for any other purpose – and at the end of the tenancy both parties will agree on how the deposit should be repaid. The DPS currently repays deposits in an average of two working days from the point of agreement.

Kevin Firth, Director of The DPS will be giving a presentation on 9th November at our Edinburgh office where you can learn more about the legislation, what it will mean for you and how The LPS Scotland will work once approved.

He’ll also be sharing his experiences of running the scheme for landlords and tenants in England and Wales.

If you’d like to attend the event please email us to register your interest. Or, if you’d like us to send you more information on The LPS Scotland following approval from Scottish Government, send us an email or visit our website.

We’ll keep you up to date on developments here on the blog and via Twitter (LPS_Scotland).