Scottish Gas has become the first company to support Shelter Scotland’s campaign calling for a fairer deal for renters. The Make Renting Right campaign aims to give tenants and their families in the private rented sector long-term security in their homes. Campaign objectives include fairer tenancy
More flexibility in the system for seeking repossession of properties in the private rented sector has been welcomed by the Faculty of Advocates. Initial proposals by the Scottish Government last year had listed eight grounds for landlords to use for repossession, and each was to be mandatory – if
Glasgow City Council has passed a motion in support of a campaign calling for reform of the private rented sector. The council unanimously signed up to support Shelter Scotland’s Make Renting Right campaign which aims to make Scotland’s growing private rented sector fit for families and fairer f
David Ogilvie Moves by the Scottish Government to make private renting more secure for tenants have been welcomed by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland.
The First Street project by Ask Developments German property firm Patrizia has revealed plans to build its first private rental scheme in the UK.
John Blackwood A petition supporting landlords and letting agents in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) in Scotland and opposing the introduction of rent controls has gained more than 3,000 signatures.
Jen Paice Scotland’s average private rented sector deposits have shown only modest increases over the last two years and may actually be on the decrease, according to new data.
Sarah Speirs The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in Scotland has called for a balanced approach to the country’s private rented sector reforms.
John Blackwood Scottish Association of Landlords chief executive John Blackwood has urged the country’s private landlords to voice their concerns in the upcoming Westminster election.
Thomas Ashdown The removal of no fault grounds for repossession and the spectre of rent controls in city hotspots will result in an exodus of landlords from the Scottish private rented sector (PRS), new research has suggested.
Malcolm Cannon A new standards and mediation scheme specifically for Scottish estate agents and the private rented sector (PRS) has made an appointment to its board.
Campaigners have called for the reintroduction of private rent controls after new figures reveal a massive increase in rents in Scotland’s biggest cities. New statistics released this week by Citylets, show that rents in Glasgow have increased faster than anywhere else in Scotland, up by 9.2 per c
The UK government has breached British citizens’ human rights by failing in its obligations to promote access to safe and affordable housing, according to a report to be submitted to the United Nations (UN). The Just Fair Consortium is an ‘umbrella’ organisation for civil society agencies camp
Annual rental returns in Scotland have risen to the highest ever recorded, according to the latest data. The figures provided by Your Move show that Scottish landlords have seen total annual returns of 9.7 per cent on average in the 12 months to March.
David Orr Labour’s latest housing plans will only make the housing crisis worse, an array of sector bodies have warned.