Date lodged: 19 December 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether registered social landlords can issue factoring policy charges to tenants for (a) the provision of bad debt write-offs, (b) marketing and (c) office rent, rates or utilities and, if so, under what legislation.
Answered by: Kevin Stewart 10 January 2018
RSLs should not impose factoring charges on their own tenants. Tenants of RSLs pay rent and, where appropriate, service charges to cover the costs of the services provided to them.