PRS 4 Scotland



Rise of Airbnb ‘exacerbating Scotland’s housing crisis’

Calls are growing for local and national authorities to intervene into the increasing use of short-term letting sites which many believe are having a negative effect on Scotland’s housing market.

Published 8 August 2016

Blog: The Private Tenancies Bill: one step closer to a genuine housing market failure?

As the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill moves toward Stage 3 of scrutiny at the Scottish Parliament, PRS 4 Scotland is urging providers and businesses in the PRS to let their MSPs know what they think of the proposed legislation.

Published 26 February 2016

Blog: Tenants bill risks wrecking student sector

For thousands studying at Scottish universities each year, the vital task of safely securing a place to live for the next academic term treads a well-worn path; one that’s about to be an unintended casualty of new legislation that’s current going through the Scottish Parliament, according to PRS 4 Scotland spokesman Dan Cookson.

Published 20 January 2016

Call for ‘student tenancy’ as students reject proposed tenancy reforms

Students in Scotland have roundly rejected one of the principal tenets of the Scottish Government’s Private Housing (Tenancies) Bill as unworkable and failing to recognise their specific needs and interests.

Published 12 January 2016

Blog: Tarring all landlords as rogues is unfair and counter-productive

Dan Cookson responds to Govan Law Centre principal solicitor Mike Dailly’s suggestion that an unequal relationship between tenants and landlords means many of the former are leading lives of misery.

Published 27 October 2015

Report lifts the lid on Glasgow’s ‘powerless’ private tenants

A new report into the private rented sector in Glasgow has found that most tenants feel powerless and worry that they have little more than a month’s security of tenure.

Published 15 October 2015

Private Housing (Tenancies) Bill draws mixed response

Attempts by the Scottish Government to provide “more security, stability and predictability” to tenants renting in the private rented sector (PRS) have been broadly welcomed, though concerns have been raised proposals may harm investment in the sector.

Published 8 October 2015

Scotland’s university cities experience highest yields for landlords

Edinburgh has been ranked as the best city for buy-to-let investors in the UK, according to new research.

Published 16 September 2015

Rent control plans ‘threaten Scotland’s burgeoning PRS market’

Plans to introduce a power for local rent controls in ‘high-pressure’ rental areas in Scotland could deter investment in Scotland’s private rented sector (PRS) and curtail much-needed housing supply, according to the Scottish Property Federation (SPF).

Published 2 September 2015

Campaign group calls for new PRS tenancy agreements

A new campaign group is putting forward a framework for Scotland’s private rented sector (PRS) which it said will serve tenants and addresses the country’s chronic lack of housing.

Published 31 August 2015