Dr Gareth James and Dr Jennifer Harris provide an overview of new research from the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence which illustrates the role and potential of alternative dispute resolution in the UK private rented sector. This is part of a wider piece of work funded by the TDS Charita
A “low income” tenant who sued his former landlord for repayment of his deposit of almost £14,000 on the basis that the pre-payment arrangement was a “requirement” that was “imposed” upon him has had his appeal dismissed.
Professor Alex Marsh and Professor Ken Gibb introduce the new UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) project which will review the rent control literature produced over the last thirty years.
A new law is required to tackle high rents in Scotland because actions to date have failed to make an impact, argues Mike Dailly. Truth be told we haven’t done much to address unfair rents for more than a century in Scotland.
Construction work on the first phase of a build-to-rent development in central Edinburgh is due to start this month after Moda Living appointed Robertson as the main contractor. The Springside project is the first Scottish development, and fifth in the UK, for Moda Living, a developer, operator and
A Bill to protect private sector tenants by introducing measures to limit rent increases and to increase the availability of information about rent levels was launched by Pauline McNeill MSP this week.
An Edinburgh letting agent has welcomed the impact of stronger legislation in the sector after adding a record number of properties to its portfolio in the last year. Clan Gordon, which focuses on homes in or near the city centre, has seen its properties under management now exceed 500, growing by t
Positive Action in Housing has been awarded more than £30,000 of funding from the SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust to carry out its education programme for those from refugee, new migrant and other BAME communities facing barriers to living in the private rented sector (PRS). Glasgow-bas
Lawmakers have approved plans to implement a five-year rent freeze in Berlin as part of plans to rein in the German capital's rental market. Berlin's legislature supported measures, including the rent freeze, this week, more than six months after they were proposed by the administration.
A decision to delay the implementation of new Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) standards will help landlords reduce energy bills and tackle the climate emergency, the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) said today. Regulations for a new timetable for rules to improve the energy efficiency of
A lack of guidance and leadership from the Scottish Government on the incoming changes to the energy efficiency of homes is putting unnecessary pressure on Scotland’s vital private rental sector, according to Scottish Land & Estates (SLE). The rural membership body has written an open lett