Estate and letting agents firm DJ Alexander has called on the Chancellor to use next week's budget to provide support for the housing market. The firm believes that supporting the housing market through more relaxed planning regulations and financial incentives for property investors would benefit t
A Scottish Labour government would create a scheme that would acquire empty homes and sell them to future homeowners for just £1, party leader Anas Sarwar has revealed. Labour estimates around 27,000 homes in the country are considered to be empty, and Anas Sarwar used the first day of th
Tenants' rights minister Patrick Harvie has announced that he intends to cap private sector rents at 3% and that evictions will continue to be prevented for all tenants except in a number of specified circumstances from April.
Scotland needs to match Westminster’s latest commitment to new housebuilding, according to property firm DJ Alexander Ltd. The firm said that the Westminster Government’s commitment to build 300,000 new homes a year by the mid-2020s should be replicated north of the border.
AirBnb owners are leaving the market for long term lettings following changes to the regulations in Scotland, according to property firm DJ Alexander Ltd. The firm said that they have been approached by holiday lettings landlords wanting to shift to long term residential letting because of costs and
The private rented sector is not the reason for fewer Scottish homeowners, according to analysis of the official data by property firm, DJ Alexander Ltd. The property firm said that the Scottish Government argues that if there was no private rented sector (PRS) then more houses would be available fo
Policy initiatives such as the Scottish Government’s recently announced Town Centre Empty Properties Fund are only touching the surface of problems in the housing sector and something more long-term and fundamental is required, according to a property firm. DJ Alexander Ltd believes
The total stock of social housing in Scotland has increased by just 1,000 in the last 13 years according to analysis of trend data by property firm DJ Alexander Ltd. The firm has examined the official data and found that there was a total of 607,000 houses in the social housing sector in March 2007
Scottish homeowners could lose the most financially from the Holyrood Government’s proposed introduction of rent controls according to analysis of recent studies by property firm DJ Alexander Ltd. The firm said it found that recent studies of countries where rent controls were introduced revea
Scottish property rents have continued to rise at a higher rate than the rest of Britain after years of low increases according to an analysis of the latest data by property firm DJ Alexander Ltd. The firm said that rents in Scotland have continued to rise at a higher annual rate than England and Wa
The Scottish Government’s ‘A New Deal for Tenants’ consultation paper must represent equally the views of landlords and tenants, according to property firm DJ Alexander. The firm said that landlords and property investors are increasingly concerned that the current consultation is
Lettings and estate agency Lomond Group has become the largest lettings and estate agent in Scotland after acquiring DJ Alexander. The move, which was supported by Lomond Group’s private equity partner LDC, brings Lomond Group’s portfolio of managed properties to 9,500 in Scotland, and s
David Alexander, managing director of property firm DJ Alexander, discusses the potential setbacks of introducing rent-controlled areas in Scotland. When an economy is laid low by war, famine, pestilence or – most recently – by a global pandemic, one factor is crucial to eventual recover
Relief for first-time buyers, which raises the nil rate band for LBTT to £175,000, has been extended, while the ceiling of the nil rate band for residential land and buildings transaction tax (LBTT) will return to £145,000 from April 1, finance secretary Kate Forbes confirmed as part of
Property owners are shifting from short to long term letting as coronavirus hits holiday lets, according to DJ Alexander. The property management company said it has first-hand evidence of Airbnb owners moving their properties away from holiday letting to long term letting as the tourist market coll