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MPs have approved measures that will give greater protection to responsible landlords wanting to evict illegal immigrants. Right to Rent checks became a legal requirement for landlords throughout England to carry out on tenants from February this year. The requirement has been seen by many landlords

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Average rents in the Scottish private rented sector (PRS) now stand at £767 per month, up 2.1 per cent on the year, according to new research. The latest quarterly report from rental property portal Citylets found that, with the exception of accelerated reduction of rents in Aberdeen, rents Scotlan

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A detailed analysis of housing trends in Glasgow has revealed that while overcrowding has reduced, one in five city residents still live in cramped conditions. According to the Evening Times, statistics gathered by Glasgow City Council between 2001 and 2011, when the last census results were publish

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Profits at Edinburgh-based private rented sector (PRS) specialist Sigma Capital Group have risen almost ten-fold. The company has posted pre-tax profits of £2.14m for the 2015 calendar year, up from £0.21m a year earlier.

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New tenants renting from private landlords in Scotland have been faced with the highest percentage rental increases in Britain outside London, according to a new survey. The latest figures from the HomeLet Rental Index reveal that rents on new tenancies signed on a UK rental property outside of Lond

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CAS housing spokesman Patrick Hogan Over 6,000 people - an increase of 23 per cent over the past two years - contacted Citizens Advice Scotland in 2015 to report problems with their landlords and with poor housing in the private rented sector.

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New legislation that will modernise the private rented sector (PRS) was passed last night by the Scottish Parliament. The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill will create simpler tenancies, offer stability and security to the 700,000 tenants who call the private rented sector home, and ensure

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Soaring rents are making the prospect of having children financially prohibitive for young families in two-thirds of the UK, according to new figures. The Guardian, in conjunction with Generation Rent, has found that Birmingham, Edinburgh, Bristol and all of south-east England rank among areas where

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CIH Scotland director Annie Mauger and Landlord Accreditation Scotland chair John Blackwood mark launch of new ‘Let Well’ programme at the CIH Scotland Annual Conference A new best practice training programme has been launched for letting agents in Scotland’s private rented housing sector.

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