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A Largs letting agent has become the first in Scotland to be sanctioned for breaching rules that secure the deposits of their tenants. The landmark ruling against Colvin Houston Ltd at Kilmarnock Sherriff Court – which was triggered by North Ayrshire Council’s Trading Standards team – could no

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Tenants have launched Scotland’s first national union for people living in the private rented sector. Run for and by tenants, Living Rent will provide support for renters and campaign for better housing in Scotland. Tenants say the union will act as a counter-balance to landlords’ industry bodie

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A woman who suffers from psychiatric problems has lost a human rights battle at the Supreme Court to stop her home from being possessed. Five justices at the UK's highest court unanimously dismissed an appeal by 45-year-old Fiona McDonald, whose home in Witney, Oxfordshire, was bought by her parents

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New renters in Scotland paid out on average almost £800 for a tenancy deposit over the last year, according to The Letting Protection Service Scotland (LPSS). Between June 2015 and May 2016, the average deposit across Scotland cost £794.11: £102.89 (11.47 per cent) cheaper than the average for pr

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A union of nurses is calling for action to help NHS staff in Scotland find accommodation in the areas they provide hospital care, and to reduce damage to public health caused by poor housing. A motion being put to a major congress of the Royal College of Nursing in Glasgow next month will ask member

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Letting agents from across Scotland will today start signing up to a new programme of compliance with government regulations with the aim of raising standards and driving rogue operators out of the market. Developed by Landlord Accreditation Scotland (LAS) and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH

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Terrie Alafat Tenants who receive the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) face an increasingly widening gap between the help with their housing costs and the actual rent they pay, new Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) research has found.

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Young people who are unable to buy their own home often feel frustrated as they struggle to settle down and benefit from the positive qualities of home, a new study has found. The term ‘generation rent’ denotes young people who are increasingly living in the private rented sector for longer peri

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A private landlord who kept almost £7,000 of deposits has been barred from renting properties. Shaban Rehman, who operated Better Homes Glasgow, was struck off the Private Landlord's Register by Glasgow City Council after he was found to be no longer a fit and proper person to be a landlord or agen

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Average private rents in Scotland are rising faster than anywhere else in the UK, according to new figures. Figures from Homelet’s Rental Index show the average private rent in Scotland rose 11.4 per cent from the 12 months since April last year and the average cost is more than £700 a month.

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As politicians from all parties gear up for the Scottish parliamentary election on 5 May 2016, the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) has outlined its key areas of concern relating to the private rented sector (PRS). The manifesto summary includes headline requirements to which the organisation

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