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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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