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East Lothian Council has pledged its support for a campaign calling for reform of the private rented sector. The council joins local authorities in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee by signing up to support Shelter Scotland’s Make Renting Right campaign which aims to make Scotland’s growing private

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Illegal rent fees are still being charged by letting agents across Scotland, a BBC investigation has found. The Scottish Government clarified rent laws in 2012, specifying that any fee beyond rent and a refundable deposit was illegal.

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Campaigners delivering consultation responses The Scottish Government has published an analysis of responses to the second consultation on a new tenancy for the private rented sector (PRS).

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Greg Clark Landlords across the UK will be expected to evict tenants who lose the right to live in the UK under new measures to clamp down on illegal immigration.

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The Living Rent Campaign will today hand in a petition calling for the re-introduction of rent controls and an end to unjust evictions to the minister for housing and welfare, Margaret Burgess. The petition, which has gathered 8,000 signatures from people all across Scotland since its launch in June

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Heather Pearson Last week’s media coverage of rising house costs and predictions of a growing private rental sector has again brought the issue of Scotland’s housing needs into focus. But while public perception traditionally favours home ownership, a stronger private rental sector will benefit

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Debbie King reports back on Shelter Scotland’s Illegal Evictions campaign We’ve now come to the end of the Illegal Eviction – Know Your Rights campaign where we worked with Police Scotland, Crimestoppers Scotland and the Scottish Association of Landlords. The information campaign raised awaren

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LaSalle Investment Management and developer Dandara have completed a deal that will deliver Scotland’s first large scale institutional private rented sector (PRS) scheme at a major site in Aberdeen. LaSalle has purchased Forbes Place for a price just under £60 million from Dandara and will retain

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John Blackwood A commission looking at alternatives to the council tax should tackle “flaws” in the system to encourage more investment in the private rented sector, according to representatives of landlords.

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Brian Moran, area lettings director for Your Move, has been appointed to the board of the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA). The move means the UK professional and regulatory body for lettings agents will have a representative for Scotland for the first time.

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Jimmy Black You are looking for your first rented flat, and a landlord says "give me £200 and I'll keep this flat for you. But back out and the money's mine". Would you know this was an illegal premium? If the landlord then said: "Leave the place in good order and I'll give you back a month's rent"

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David Orr Britain’s private rents are the highest in Europe, take up the biggest chunk of people’s salaries and are among the least secure, according to new analysis by the National Housing Federation.

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