Marking one year since the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act saw private rented civil cases transferred to the Housing and Property Chamber, BTO solicitor Lauren McLeod provides comment on how the tribunals have been working in practice. Unlike the short assured tenancy regime, which allowe
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One year after private renters were given new rights, James Mullaney looks at what has improved and what still needs to be done. The new housing legislation was passed following extensive campaigning from Shelter Scotland. Over the years countless people have come to us for help dealing with landlor
The number of people in the private rented sector (PRS) who are living in poverty has increased by 75% over the past decade, according to new analysis. Scottish Government data has revealed that 160,000 people in the sector were living in relative poverty during the three year period between 20
Almost half (44%) of Scottish private tenants saw their rent costs rise in January, a considerable contrast to the national average of 19%, according to new figures. The statistics were revealed in an online survey among 361 ARLA Propertymark members, which was carried out by Opinium Research from F
Ashley Campbell Housing delivery, homelessness, standards and much more - as we enter 2018, CIH Scotland policy expert Ashley Campbell explores what to look out for.
Blog: A new era of private renting in Scotland: introducing the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016
Heather Pearson Real estate expert Heather Pearson says reform in Scotland’s private rented sector will make renting a viable long-term housing option.
Sweeping new private renting laws that will significantly affect the rights of Scotland’s 760,000 private renters come into force today. In the biggest change to the private rental sector in a generation, from today December 1st 2017, anyone signing a new tenancy for a private let will sign the ne
Ashley Campbell To mark today’s introduction of the new Private Residential Tenancy, Ashley Campbell outlines the ramifications of the new regime.
A few days ago the Scottish Government blogged about how the changes coming to private renting legislation will benefit people renting privately in Scotland; here it outlines what is in store for landlords. From December 1, every new private tenancy will be a private residential tenancy. We told you
The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) will be holding an information event for landlords in Dundee and Angus to understand their new responsibilities when a new tenancy agreement for the Private Rented Sector (PRS) comes in to force in December. The changes to the private sector tenancy will a
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=SCCPXaD88Ro&app=desktop A short video has been produced by the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) to inform landlords about the private residential tenancy agreement set to come into force in December.
After publishing the new model form of private residential tenancy agreement last week, the Scottish Government outlines how new legislation will benefit people renting privately in Scotland. Big changes to private renting are on the way.
The Scottish Government has published the new model form of private residential tenancy agreement which will be used under legislation coming into force on 1 December 2017. Under the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016, which replaces Assured and Short Assured Tenancies in Scotland, all
The Scottish Government has launched a consultation into secondary legislation and further policy to support a new private residential tenancy in Scotland. Introduced in March as part of the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016, the new tenancy will replace current assured and short assur
James Jack James Jack, Associate at law firm Burness Paull has produced a detailed briefing note on the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016.