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.
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
The Upper Tribunal for Scotland has ruled that the First-tier Tribunal erred in questioning the validity of a guarantee agreement between a private landlord and the parent of her tenant in an undefended action by the landlord for payment.
Tenants' union Living Rent has launched a petition in response to the City of Edinburgh Council’s consultation on holiday lets in Edinburgh calling on the council’s Planning Committee to massively reduce the number of homes converted into short-term lets. The tenants union said that the
Tenancy deposit protection scheme SafeDeposits Scotland has introduced a Rent Deposit Fund, which will offer non-returnable deposits to young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to assist them in moving into the private rented sector (PRS). The scheme has joined forces with Scottish y
The number of new tenants wanting to register on letting agents’ books has increased by 88% since February from 78 to a new peak in September of 147, according to the newest report from professional estate agent body Propertymark. Whilst the number of tenants home hunting keeps
The City of Edinburgh Council has begun consulting on the capital's planning guidance to be used for new the short-term let control area. This followed new Scottish Government legislation in 2021. In a control area, these new laws mean if you offer a flat or a house for a short term let that is not