Landlords are being encouraged to back a campaign to challenge policies that membership bodies claim are damaging the private rented sector in Scotland.
Letting agent bodies have given a mixed response to Humza Yousaf’s election as the new leader of the SNP. Mr Yousaf, MSP for Glasgow Pollok, was elected ahead of fellow MSPs Kate Forbes and Ash Regan, is expected to be elected as first minister today.
Propertymark’s head of policy and campaigns, Timothy Douglas, gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee on the Cost-of-Living Act 2022 last week highlighting that the majority of letting agents are continuing to see landlords exit the mar
A coalition of landlords and letting bodies has submitted a Petition to the Court of Session in Edinburgh seeking a Judicial Review of the Scottish Government’s rent control and eviction ban legislation. The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL), Scottish Land and Estates (SLE) and Propertym
Propertymark CEO Nathan Emerson has written to Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP about the Scottish Government’s decision to increase the Additional Dwelling Supplement. Around £34 million is expected to be raised by increasing the Additional Dwelling Supplement from 4% to 6% from 1
The enhanced eviction protections currently in place across both the social rented sector and private rented sector (PRS) are to remain in place after the end of March when the rent cap will also continue but only for the PRS, the Scottish Government has announced.
Letting agents continue to face difficulty maintaining their pooled client accounts from high street banks that are still misinterpreting anti-money laundering (AML) regulations.
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and CIH have criticised the Scottish Government for reducing its funding for the Affordable Supply Programme as part of its 2023-24 Scottish Budget yesterday.
The impacts being felt by letting agents and their landlords in the private rented sector in Scotland have been outlined in new research by industry body Propertymark. Data suggests that landlords were already leaving the sector before the emergency legislation came into force. In 2016, the Sco
Propertymark is inviting agents across the country to have their say ahead of the first review of Scotland’s rent freeze and evictions moratorium. Propertymark is feeding into the Scottish Government’s first formal assessment of the impact of the Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotl
The number of new tenants wanting to register on letting agents’ books has increased by 88% since February from 78 to a new peak in September of 147, according to the newest report from professional estate agent body Propertymark. Whilst the number of tenants home hunting keeps
A coalition of landlord and lettings bodies is seeking legal advice on the Scottish Government’s rent freeze and eviction ban legislation. The coalition is formed between the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL), Propertymark, the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) and Scotti
Emergency legislation to freeze rents has been the first piece of Scottish legislation to be vetted by King Charles as it passed the first stage of scrutiny at the Scottish Parliament yesterday. A motion to treat the Cost of Living (Protection of Tenants) (Scotland) Bill 2022 as emergency legis
Propertymark has hailed Scotland's short-term let market for leading the way in ensuring an even playing field but has continued its call for further clarification on the definition of a short-term let. Scotland’s Short-Term Lets Licensing Order takes effect on 1 October 2022 wh
Property agent professional body Propertymark has written to cabinet secretary for social justice, housing and local government Shona Robison to seek clarification on the recent announcement from the Scottish Government on rent freezes and a moratorium of evictions until at least 31 March 2023.