Emergency measures to protect tenants during the cost of living crisis, including the private rent cap and additional eviction protections, will be extended for a final six months if approved by Parliament. In an answer to a question in Holyrood this week, tenants’ rights minister Patrick Harv
Rent controls and political uncertainty are affecting investor appetite to fund and deliver Build-to-Rent (BtR) homes in Scotland, according to a new report.
Couple who moved into property to carry out renovations lose appeal against decision they did not have lease
A couple who moved into a property in order to redecorate it for its owners and subsequently refused to move out have lost an appeal against a sheriff’s decision that they occupied the property under a licence agreement rather than a private residential tenancy.
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is calling for a ban on landlords who evict tenants illegally as part of a five-point plan to strengthen the private rented sector.
The average property to rent in Scotland passed the £1,000 mark for the first time in Q1 2023 and the annual rate of growth has continued to climb Year on Year (YOY), according to new research from Citylets.
A tenant of a property in Cambuslang has been refused permission to appeal against his eviction and a payment order by the Upper Tribunal for Scotland after it found that no arguable ground of appeal had been made out.
Lloyds Banking Group and homelessness charity Crisis have joined forces in a new two-year partnership to help tackle the shortage of good quality, affordable homes in Great Britain, which is leaving hundreds of thousands of people trapped in homelessness.
Rent controls and political uncertainty are affecting investor appetite to fund and deliver Build-to-Rent (BtR) homes in Scotland, according to a new report published today by the Scottish Property Federation in association with researchers Rettie & Co.
An Aberdeenshire landlord who was ordered to pay £2,400 to her South African tenant after being found in breach of tenancy deposit regulations has been refused permission to challenge the decision.
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.