Early data into Scotland's private rented sector has reported a small increase in properties since the introduction of the Scottish Government’s rent freeze. Minister for tenants’ rights Patrick Harvie said administrative figures showed a small increase in private rented accommodati
Private rent increases will be capped at 3% and restrictions on the enforcement of evictions will remain in place under measures approved yesterday by MSPs.
Guidance setting out private rented sector landlords’ responsibilities for ensuring their property meets updated standards has been published by the Scottish Government. From 1 March 2024, all private rented properties will be required to have central heating, a kitchen with adequate space and
The residential property letting market in Glasgow and its surrounds remains remarkably healthy, with continuing strong demand for accommodation, property professional Riccardo Giovanacci has revealed on an influential investment podcast. Despite fears of UK-wide recession and concerns over tax disp
A Glasgow-based business recently became the first specialist letting agent in the UK to be awarded ‘We Invest in People’ at the highest level of Platinum, demonstrating a high commitment to developing and supporting their people. Western Lettings, which was established in 2008, currentl
A judge of the Upper Tribunal for Scotland has quashed an eviction order following an appeal by the tenants of a property in Armadale after finding that the First-tier Tribunal had wrongly classed the tenancy as a private residential tenancy.
Rents for new tenancies rose an unprecedented 11.9% in Scotland’s Private Rented Sector (PRS), the highest annual rise on record, in the first quarter of the existence of new legislation to cap rents for existing tenancies, according to lettings portal Citylets.
Landlord refused permission to appeal against tribunal decision into alternative accommodation costs
The Upper Tribunal for Scotland has refused permission for a landlord to appeal against a decision to award him just £710 in a claim for cleaning costs and related expenses against a former tenant he valued at over £2,200.
Upper Tribunal allows appeal against deposit payment order after landlord argued he was not aware of proceedings
An appeal by a landlord against a payment order for £6,000 under the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011 has been allowed by the Upper Tribunal for Scotland after he successfully argued that he ought to have been given an opportunity to make representations.
A coalition of landlords and letting bodies has submitted a Petition to the Court of Session in Edinburgh seeking a Judicial Review of the Scottish Government’s rent control and eviction ban legislation. The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL), Scottish Land and Estates (SLE) and Propertym
Tenants' rights minister Patrick Harvie has announced that he intends to cap private sector rents at 3% and that evictions will continue to be prevented for all tenants except in a number of specified circumstances from April.
Recognising the pressures short-term lets hosts face at this time, legislation has been laid to extend the deadline for applying for a licence by six months to 1 October 2023. The new deadline applies to anyone operating as a host before 1 October 2022. Anyone who started operating after that must h
The enhanced eviction protections currently in place across both the social rented sector and private rented sector (PRS) are to remain in place after the end of March when the rent cap will also continue but only for the PRS, the Scottish Government has announced.
The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland has today published the findings of an independent review of qualification and training requirements for letting agencies - showing they have improved practitioner professionalism.
The impacts being felt by letting agents and their landlords in the private rented sector in Scotland have been outlined in new research by industry body Propertymark. Data suggests that landlords were already leaving the sector before the emergency legislation came into force. In 2016, the Sco