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The PRS REIT, the closed-ended real estate investment trust that invests in new-build homes for the Private Rented Sector (PRS), has announced that an additional £50 million of development debt facilities have been approved with Barclays Bank. This takes the company’s overall debt facili

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Scottish Greens housing spokesperson Andy Wightman MSP has today launched a campaign for a winter eviction ban. Mr Wightman's campaign to prohibit the eviction of private tenants between 1st November and 31st March comes as the Housing and Property Tribunal issued

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Tenants across Scotland could be due a share of £697,554 after failing to claim back deposits at the end of their tenancies, SafeDeposits Scotland has revealed. In 2019, the Glasgow-based tenancy deposit scheme tracked down 2,750 tenants that had forgotten to claim their deposits back. In

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The Scottish Government has launched a consultation to gather final views on proposed new legislation for the regulation of short-term lets. The proposals include a mandatory licensing scheme to ensure that all short-term lets are safe and to address issues faced by neighbours.

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Landlords are urging the Scottish Government to provide direct financial support to tenants who are falling into rent arrears to help the property owners survive the fallout of COVID-19.  The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) has warned that despite almost half of landlords offering

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Scottish Greens housing spokesperson Andy Wightman has urged the Scottish Government to place a complete ban on people being evicted this winter after failing to receive assurances that some private sector tenants will not be ordered to leave their homes. Last week, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon co

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Govan Law Centre has continued judicial review proceedings against the Scottish Parliament over the tabling of a Bill on rent increases. The Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill, introduced by Labour MSP Pauline McNeill, proposes to cap rent increases at one per cent above the consumer price index (CPI) of in

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Landlords who let properties in England, Wales and Scotland can now have joint membership of associations north and south of the border under a new partnership. The National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) and Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) are partnering to allow landlords with pr

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