John Blackwood New legislation designed to modernise the private rented sector (PRS) in Scotland could make it harder for landlords to tackle anti-social behaviour in their properties, according to a group of over 50 letting agents from across the country.
Mark Donnelly The Scottish Government's Bill to reform the private rental sector (PRS) could usher in a wave of investment in housing from a new breed of funds targeting 'generation rent' with high quality flats and apartments, according to Colliers International.
Dan Cookson Dan Cookson responds to Govan Law Centre principal solicitor Mike Dailly’s suggestion that an unequal relationship between tenants and landlords means many of the former are leading lives of misery.
A new report into the private rented sector in Glasgow has found that most tenants feel powerless and worry that they have little more than a month’s security of tenure. Govan Law Centre's research report, which was funded by the Big Lottery in Scotland, details the personal experience of a wide r
A new report has outlined comprehensive plans to reduce rents in the private rented sector (PRS) as a crucial part of addressing Scotland's housing crisis. Published today to coincide with the centenary of the Glasgow Rent Strike, which led to the first rent controls being introduced in the UK, the
Jim Eadie MSP The Scottish Parliament’s infrastructure and capital investment committee has issued a call for written evidence as it prepares to scrutinise the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill.
Annie Mauger Attempts by the Scottish Government to provide “more security, stability and predictability” to tenants renting in the private rented sector (PRS) have been broadly welcomed, though concerns have been raised proposals may harm investment in the sector.
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.