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England: Landlords introduce 'pet rent' to replace banned letting fees

Landlords in England have started to charge “pet rent” in an effort to recoup losses from a ban on unfair letting fees, according to reports.

Published 6 September 2019

Howsy secures £5m investment

Online property management platform Howsy has announced an investment raise of £5 million.

Published 4 September 2019

Landlord accreditation schemes join forces to provide specialist training for Scottish letting agents

safeagent and Landlord Accreditation Scotland (LAS) have partnered to provide Scottish letting agents with a unique offering of specialist training and professional development.

Published 3 September 2019

Salmon farm in Orkney to build houses for workers

A salmon farm in Orkney has been granted approval to build a small development of houses to provide workers with a place to live.

Published 30 August 2019

UK: Private landlord associations to unite

The National Landlords Association (NLA) and the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) will join together to form the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) to cast a stronger voice for the private rented sector.

Published 30 August 2019

Report reveals increasing problems faced by older private renters

Older people are increasingly being faced with the experience of unaffordable rent and poor quality accommodation, a study has suggested.

Published 29 August 2019

Kate Campbell: Council intervenes to ease pressures in private rented sector

Housing, homelessness and fair work convener, Cllr Kate Campbell, writes about how the City of Edinburgh Council is intervening to help those living in the private rented sector.

Published 29 August 2019

Aberdeen Law Project secures deposit and compensation for tenant

The Aberdeen Law Project has successfully represented an Aberdeen-based tenant in his dispute over a tenant deposit.

Published 29 August 2019

Surge in Scotland’s Build to Rent sector as pipeline leaps to more than 7,000 homes

The pipeline of homes in Scotland’s Build to Rent (BTR) sector has increased by a third in the past year to reach more than 7,200, according to a new report.

Published 27 August 2019

Expanding factoring company FirstPort Scotland appoints new business development manager

A factoring company which manages the homes of over 11,000 people throughout Scotland is set to expand.

Published 26 August 2019

Perth landlords urged to attend DWP event

Landlords in Perth are being encouraged to attend an event to learn more about Universal Credit.

Published 26 August 2019

Dundee landlords urged to attend free DWP event about Universal Credit

The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) has urged Dundee landlords to attend a Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) event to learn more about Universal Credit.

Published 22 August 2019

North East landlords ‘among Scotland’s best’ for deposit protection

Landlords of rented properties in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire are being praised for renting responsibly after SafeDeposits Scotland researched rates of landlords failing to protect tenants’ deposits.

Published 15 August 2019

Landlord who failed to pay tenancy deposit into approved scheme for four years unsuccessful in appeal

A landlord who failed to pay a tenancy deposit into an approved deposit scheme until four years into the tenancy has been unsuccessful in challenging a payment order.

Published 12 August 2019

Manchester pilots ban on short-term lets at new development

Manchester City Council has introduced a ban to prevent buyers of homes at a new development from sub-letting the properties or selling them to private landlords.

Published 2 August 2019