Tenant activist group Generation Rent has teamed up with Dundee City Council to launch a new programme of private renter engagement in the city.
Published 10 May 2021
Cockburn Association ‘concerned’ as government grants permission for Old Town short-term-let conversion
After a Scottish Government Reporter reversed on appeal the decision by the City of Edinburgh Council to refuse a Change of Use application to short-term holiday let at Johnston Terrace, heritage body The Cockburn Association shares its concerns regarding the events and their implications.
Published 23 April 2021
Hundreds of landlords and property professionals have hit out at a lack of Scottish Government support as a range of measures are called on to help protect this critical part of the nation's housing stock.
Published 22 April 2021
Craighead Properties has lodged revised plans for a residential development on an old industrial site between the Gorbals and Govanhill which it said will provide "a new model of housing" for Glasgow and Scotland.
Published 13 April 2021
Jennifer Harris, senior research associate at the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), looks at how new UK-wide research highlights examples of how services are adapting to improve access to advice and information for people living in the private rented sector. This is part of a wider programme of work funded by TDS Charitable Foundation and Safe Deposits Scotland Charitable Trust.
Published 6 April 2021
Private residential landlords would be wise to take notice of Scotland’s first wrongful termination order. It establishes the fact that the law has teeth and can bite, writes Paul Harper.
Published 23 March 2021
Private rented sector (PRS) and urban regeneration specialist Sigma has started work on its first Scottish PRS development with 75 new homes to be delivered at Bertha Park.
Published 23 February 2021
The Scottish Government has withdrawn its planned legislation on short-term lets from the Scottish Parliament to allow for draft guidance to be developed.
Published 19 February 2021
Steve Rolfe and Kim McKee (University of Stirling) present an overview of a new research report that they have produced, along with Tom Simcock, Julie Feather and Jenny Hoolachan, which considers what landlords can do to make their tenants feel more at home in the Private Rented Sector (PRS).
Published 18 February 2021
A landlord in Edinburgh is advertising single rooms to rent with pre-paid electricity meters charging tenants 50p to use the shower
Published 18 February 2021
A landlord who did not secure the deposit from two Glasgow students has been ordered to pay them £2,800 after a tribunal ruling.
Published 11 February 2021
Robertson Construction has been awarded a £78 million contract to deliver Moda Living’s first build-to-rent development in Glasgow.
Published 8 February 2021
Housing minister 'counters misinformation and misunderstanding' ahead of short-term lets evidence session
Housing minister Kevin Stewart has written to the Scottish Parliament's local government and communities committee ahead of its evidence session tomorrow when it will consider the short-term lets Licensing Order and Control Area Regulations.
Published 2 February 2021
Scottish estate agency and lettings group Lomond has announced the completion of four acquisitions following the recent announcement of its merger with Linley & Simpson.
Published 28 January 2021
Scottish Labour has called on the Scottish Government to revisit the Private Rented Tenancy regime to prevent landlords evicting tenants on unfair grounds following an award of the first wrongful termination order.
Published 26 January 2021