Thomas Ashdown As the Scottish Government presses ahead with proposals for rent controls and details of the Private Tenancies Bill are expected to be published this week, average rents in the country have started to head south, according to new figures.
The Living Rent Campaign has called on the Scottish Government to take action following “unacceptable” rent increases of more than 8 per cent in a year in Edinburgh. New research from Citylets has shown that average 2-bedroom rents in Edinburgh have increased by 8.5 per cent in one year, up more
By the Living Rent Campaign Perhaps the most important question about reforming or growing the private rented sector is currently not part of the debate: do people actually want to rent from a private landlord? The sector is growing quickly, and the Scottish Government looks set to encourage that gr
Annie Mauger The Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland has added its voice to growing concerns over the potential impact of the UK government’s 2015 Immigration Bill on migrants living in the private rented sector.
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
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.
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
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.
Jen Paice, CEO of SafeDeposits Scotland, and chairman Sir Andrew Cubie SafeDeposits Scotland, the Scottish Government-approved tenancy deposit scheme, has been awarded over £300,000 of student accommodation deposits ahead of the new academic year.
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