The Scottish Government's plan to cut its housing budget by around £200 million next year will have "devastating" consequences for social housing supply and homelessness support, ministers have been warned.
Propertymark has laid out its proposals to the Scottish Government ahead of its 2024-25 Budget with calls for a focus on three key areas: create a fairer private rental sector, increase places and homes for people to live and help reduce energy bills in people’s homes. In its pre-budget scruti
Propertymark has collaborated with other leading sector organisations, forums and landlord associations, including the Scottish Association of Landlords, to coordinate the launch of a new group committed to fairer renting.
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.
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