Demand for advice around illegal eviction in the private rented sector jumped by 42% in the Scottish CAB network over the course of the year to this summer, according to new data released today by Citizens Advice Scotland.
The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland has ordered two landlords, one in Glasgow and another in Edinburgh, to pay at least double the amount of tenancy deposits withheld from their tenants after finding them in breach of the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011.
An application by two landlords for permission to appeal a decision of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland that they had failed to comply with the terms of a Repairing Standard Enforcement Order has been refused by a sheriff of the Upper Tribunal for Scotland.
Average rents in Scotland for new tenancies in the private rented sector have risen by double digits for the third time in a row since the introduction of the Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act 2022, according to new figures.
A landlord who was ordered to pay £4,000 to two former tenants after being found in breach of tenancy deposit regulations has had the sum reduced by £1,500 on appeal to the Upper Tribunal for Scotland.
A sheriff in the Upper Tribunal for Scotland has allowed an appeal by a landlord who was refused an order for possession by the First-tier Tribunal after it ruled that he had not made out the eviction ground of intention to demolish or remodel the let property.
Mactaggart & Mickel Group has completed a £4.25 million acquisition of a rental property scheme at Love Loan, a modern neighbourhood development in Glasgow's city centre. Situated just off George Square, the development includes 12 one to four-bedroom furnished apartments within the refurb
Owners of short-term let properties are being urged to apply for a licence under Scotland’s short-term licensing scheme before the 1 October 2023 deadline. Short-term let hosts must apply for a licence with their relevant local authority before the deadline. Anyone who operated a short-term le
Marcus Di Rollo, lettings director at Gilson Gray, argues that the Scottish Government's rent cap policy will hinder the availability of new homes. In recent weeks, we’ve heard about a handful of city centre properties in Glasgow being turned into student accommodation – including the fo
A private landlord who was removed from the landlord register because her local authority did not consider her a fit and proper person has successfully petitioned for judicial review of an Upper Tribunal decision upholding that decision.
Ahead of Scottish Government legislation expected later in this Parliamentary term, CIH Scotland has today published a discussion paper setting out considerations as to the scope and feasibility of a regulator for the private rented sector (PRS). In its report, CIH Scotland notes the Scottish Govern