Edinburgh family business At Home In Edinburgh is celebrating after being named Residential Lettings Team of the Year at the Scottish Home Awards, which recognise excellence in the Scottish housing and house-building industry. This is the first time that At Home in Edinburgh’s small team of ju
The Highland Council has agreed to apply to Scottish Ministers to designate Ward 20 (Badenoch and Strathspey) as a Short-Term Let Control Area.
The Coronavirus Recovery and Reform Bill will strengthen the rights of tenants and make it harder for landlords to evict tenants, according to the Scottish Greens.
Property factoring specialist Newton Property Management recorded a 9% increase in revenue in 2021, and is set to grow headcount and strengthen its leadership team in 2022. Posting revenue of £3.78 million (2020: £3.45m), the firm founded in 2001 by chairman Stephen O’Neill now man
Living Rent, Scotland’s tenants’ union, is calling for greater emergency protections for tenants as MSPs prepare to debate a rent freeze amendment in Parliament this afternoon.
A new scheme to regulate short-term lets in Glasgow is set to go out to public consultation. The proposed scheme follows changes this year to the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 that allows local authorities to introduce a licensing framework for owners of properties intended for short-term ren
The Highland Council wants to hear the views of residents, visitors, interested groups and organisations on the council’s short-term let draft policy statement and proposed additional conditions for a licence. Earlier this year the Scottish Parliament approved legislation to introduce a new li
Homeowners renting out their properties to visitors during events, festivals or sporting occasions could be exempted from a new licensing crackdown on short-term lets.
Research conducted by Propertymark into the shrinking private rented sector has been raised in the Scottish Parliament during a debate on the implications of the Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) Bill. Propertymark recently surveyed over 400 letting agents across the UK.
Landlord ordered to pay £700 to tenant in his absence has case remitted to First-tier Tribunal on appeal
A landlord who was ordered in his absence to pay £700 to a former tenant for an alleged breach of tenancy deposit regulations has successfully had the case remitted to the First-tier Tribunal for reconsideration. Graham Devine appealed to the Upper Tribunal for Scotland following an initial ap
Scottish homeowners could lose the most financially from the Holyrood Government’s proposed introduction of rent controls according to analysis of recent studies by property firm DJ Alexander Ltd. The firm said it found that recent studies of countries where rent controls were introduced revea
The UK Government has released the full details of its Fairer Private Rented Sector White Paper, which it said is designed to redress the balance between landlords and 4.4 million private rented tenants.
A personal commentary on the discussions that arose during sessions at the CaCHE / Policy Scotland Scottish Housing Policy Conference, which focussed on the Scottish Government’s proposed ‘New Deal for Tenants’, has been published by Professor Duncan Maclennan. Mr&nb
The Upper Tribunal for Scotland has ordered a landlord to pay nearly £1,400 to a tenant after quashing the First-tier Tribunal’s decision that payments intended to reimburse the landlord for a council tax payment were not an illegal premium in terms of the Rent (Scotland) Act 1984.
Propertymark has published new research which it claims to reveal the clearest indication of the rate at which the private rented market is shrinking.