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A new report commissioned by the Scottish Government has highlighted an emerging gap between the housing aspirations of younger and older households. Co-authored by the University of St Andrews and the University of Sheffield, ‘Understanding the Housing Aspirations of People in Scotland’ highlig

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Thomas Ashdown Rents adjusted for inflation have fallen in the majority of Scottish towns and cities since the onset of the credit crunch in 2008, according to new figures from lettings portal Citylets.

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Glasgow City Council has become the first council in Scotland to be granted powers to designate an Enhanced Enforcement Area (EEA) in an effort to clamp down on rogue landlords. The local authority had sought permission from the Scottish Government for four blocks in Govanhill bordered by Calder Str

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John Blackwood Scottish landlords met with senior UK government officials in London yesterday to urge them to rethink planned tax changes for private landlords.

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Edinburgh has been ranked as the best city for buy-to-let investors in the UK, according to new research. A study by property site Zoopla found that four out of five of the top most profitable locations for landlords can be found north of the border.

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Scottish Land & Estates has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement on the private rental sector (PRS), with new funding for rural housing ‘critical’ for the future of countryside communities. As part of the programme for government, first minister Nicola Sturgeon announced plans t

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New statistics have highlighted the continued daily struggle of thousands of households across Scotland to keep a roof over their head. Released today, the figures for 2014 gathered from housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland’s free national helpline and services teams showed that 16,30

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David Melhuish Plans to introduce a power for local rent controls in ‘high-pressure’ rental areas in Scotland could deter investment in Scotland’s private rented sector (PRS) and curtail much-needed housing supply, according to the Scottish Property Federation (SPF).

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John Blackwood Tax changes from the UK government could result in an increase in private rents and leave tenants facing homelessness, the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) has warned.

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A new campaign group is putting forward a framework for Scotland’s private rented sector (PRS) which it said will serve tenants and addresses the country’s chronic lack of housing. PRS 4 Scotland is calling for two new tenancy agreements to take account of the flexibility wanted by some tenants

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