PRS



Rise in private sector rents spark call for more social housing

An increase of rents in Scotland's private sector despite the pandemic is evidence that the country’s housing system is broken and that more social housing is needed, according to Shelter Scotland.

Published 25 November 2020

Early communication and mediation best way to solve COVID rental issues, says landlord body

Scotland’s largest landlord membership organisation has urged landlords and tenants to work together to sustain tenancies at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure tenants access all available support to pay their rent.

Published 23 November 2020

Douglas Robertson: Tenancy change impacts - You don’t always get what you want (quickly)

Professor Douglas Robertson presents RentBetter's Baseline Findings on its three-year research programme on the impact of private rented sector tenancy reform in Scotland.

Published 11 November 2020

Falkirk Council hosts virtual private sector landlord event

Falkirk Council delivered a virtual event for private landlords and agents last month to promote good practice within the private sector in the council area.

Published 4 November 2020

Short-term lets regulations 'could take £1m a day out of Scottish economy'

Airbnb has commissioned new analysis which claims that proposals from the Scottish Government to regulate short-term lets could put 17,000 jobs at risk and take almost £1 million a day out of the Scottish economy.

Published 30 October 2020

30-storey residential development planned at Glasgow's Portcullis House

Plans to deliver what would be Glasgow city centre's tallest building on the site of Portcullis House at Charing Cross have been unveiled by the Watkin Jones Group.

Published 22 October 2020

Govan Law Centre welcomes 'parliamentary U-turn' on Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill

With Holyrood’s Local Government and Communities Committee now seeking views on the Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill, having previously dropped the proposed legislation due to a heavy workload, Govan Law Centre (GLC) has welcomed the "unprecedented" move as a "victory for open democracy".

Published 15 October 2020

Views sought on bill to protect private tenants and limit rent increases

Holyrood’s Local Government and Communities Committee is seeking views on a new Bill which aims to increase private tenants’ protection by limiting rent increases and allowing them to seek a “fair” rent.

Published 14 October 2020

£90m build to rent development proposed for Glasgow’s West End

A planning application has been lodged for 424 new build-to-rent homes in Glasgow’s West End.

Published 13 October 2020

Places for People sells 118 homes to Tay Letting for c.£10m

A residential portfolio comprising 118 residential properties across the Central Belt of Scotland has been sold by Places for People to private clients of Tay Letting for c.£10 million.

Published 1 October 2020

£81.5m deal signed to bring 346 Build-to-Rent apartments to Glasgow’s Candleriggs Square 

Candleriggs Development 2 Limited, the joint venture between Drum Property Group and Stamford Property Investments, has agreed an £81.5 million deal with Legal & General to deliver a major 346-apartment Build-to-Rent (BTR) scheme at Candleriggs Square in Glasgow. 

Published 30 September 2020

PRS REIT secures £50m of development debt facilities with Barclays Bank

The PRS REIT, the closed-ended real estate investment trust that invests in new-build homes for the Private Rented Sector (PRS), has announced that an additional £50 million of development debt facilities have been approved with Barclays Bank.

Published 29 September 2020

Scottish Greens call for winter evictions ban

Scottish Greens housing spokesperson Andy Wightman MSP has today launched a campaign for a winter eviction ban.

Published 24 September 2020

'More than half a million pounds of deposits' could be claimed by tenants

Tenants across Scotland could be due a share of £697,554 after failing to claim back deposits at the end of their tenancies, SafeDeposits Scotland has revealed.

Published 21 September 2020