Dan Cookson For thousands studying at Scottish universities each year, the vital task of safely securing a place to live for the next academic term treads a well-worn path; one that’s about to be an unintended casualty of new legislation that’s current going through the Scottish Parliament, acco
Tony Cain Welcome as they are, the Scottish Government’s package of reforms to the Private Rented Sector (PRS) just don’t go far enough, writes Tony Cain, policy manager for the Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers (ALACHO).
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has committed £1 billion of capital to support the development of thousands of new purpose-built private rental schemes across the UK. The funding, to take place over the next 12-18 months, is a sign of the bank’s recognition of the growing importance these developmen
Sarah Speirs A Parliamentary committee report which made recommendations aimed at improving the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill, has been welcomed by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in Scotland.
Jim Eadie MSP The general principles behind a bill that aims to introduce a new single tenancy for the private rented sector and have been given support from a committee of MSPs, though some suggestions for improvements have been recommended.
Students in Scotland have roundly rejected one of the principal tenets of the Scottish Government’s Private Housing (Tenancies) Bill as unworkable and failing to recognise their specific needs and interests. In a new study of attitudes, opinions and needs of those living in the private rented sect
John Blackwood Landlords are being urged to make use of a new procedure which will allow them to gain access to their properties to carry out essential work, helping to maintain the standards of stock in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) in Scotland.
Reform of legislation relating to the private rented housing sector has been applauded by the Faculty of Advocates, although it has queried some aspects of the proposed changes. In a written submission to MSPs on the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill, the Faculty said it was “undesirable
John Blackwood New legislation designed to modernise the private rented sector (PRS) in Scotland could make it harder for landlords to tackle anti-social behaviour in their properties, according to a group of over 50 letting agents from across the country.
Mark Donnelly The Scottish Government's Bill to reform the private rental sector (PRS) could usher in a wave of investment in housing from a new breed of funds targeting 'generation rent' with high quality flats and apartments, according to Colliers International.