Legislation proposing the permanent adoption or temporary extension of some beneficial measures enacted during the coronavirus pandemic, including pre-eviction protocols relating to rent arrears in the private rented sector, has now been published.
Scotland's private rental sector is in the grip of an unprecedented squeeze – with demand outstripping supply across the country and sending rental prices soaring to record levels, according to a new report.
The Highland Council has criticised the Scottish Government for the approval of new short term lets legislation without making any additional funding available to implement the licensing scheme. Following last week's approval, local authorities will be required to establish a short-term le
All short-term let properties will require a licence to ensure they are safe and the people providing them are suitable, under legislation approved by the Scottish Parliament. Local authorities will be required to establish a short-term lets licensing scheme by 1 October 2022, and existing hosts and
New proposals have been submitted to transform Dalian House in Glasgow into 92 flats for private rent instead of the apartments for sale previously approved for the property. Permission was previously given to Mosaic Architecture + Design on behalf of Calmont Group for
Plans to deliver a new deal for tenants, with stronger rights, greater protections against eviction and access to greener, higher-quality, more affordable housing, have been launched. The proposals, which are open to public consultation from today, aim to deliver a fairer rented sector that meets th
Lettings and estate agency Lomond Group has become the largest lettings and estate agent in Scotland after acquiring DJ Alexander. The move, which was supported by Lomond Group’s private equity partner LDC, brings Lomond Group’s portfolio of managed properties to 9,500 in Scotland, and s
Private rental sector and build to rent residential and urban regeneration specialist Sigma Capital Group has strengthened its team with four new appointments across Manchester, London and Edinburgh. Following Sigma’s acquisition by pan-European private equity specialist PineBridge Benson Elli
Councils will be given powers to ensure short-term lets are safe and meet the needs of their local communities under legislation laid before the Scottish Parliament. Under the legislation, all local authorities will be required to establish a short-term lets licensing scheme by October 2022. Existin
Two applications by former tenants of Glasgow properties made after their landlords failed to place their tenancy deposits into an approved tenancy deposit scheme have resulted in awards of £500 and £6,000 from The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland’s Housing and Property Chamber.