The City of Edinburgh Council is to request that the Scottish Government conducts a review into the effectiveness of a rent pressure zone (RPZ) after a report found that the policy is not fit for purpose. Designed to cap any future increase in rent in a local authority area, RPZs became available as
Landlords will be forced to acquire full planning permission to lease homes by the night on websites including Airbnb after changes to the Scottish Government’s Planning Bill were agreed by MSPs. Holyrood’s local government and communities committee agreed an amendment from tabled by Scottish Gr
Scottish Greens have welcomed changes to the Scottish Government’s planning bill which they say will help tackle Scotland’s housing crisis by making land for housebuilding more affordable, however housebuilders have called the measures “premature”. Housing spokesperson Andy Wightman MSP said
East Ayrshire Council has announced the fourth annual private landlord conference to be held on Saturday, 10 November at St Joseph's Academy in Kilmarnock. The conference, which will be hosted by the East Ayrshire Private Sector Housing Unit in conjunction with North and South Ayrshire councils, wil
Rock Trust property officer Tammy Reilly details a new Rent Deposit Scheme project which aims to help young people secure tenancies in the private sector. What are the causes of homelessness? We ask again and again. We share evidence. We share reports. Some of the answers change, some stay the same.
Victoria Smith Landlords in Peterhead can sign-up for free training into managing tenancy deposits and disputes following higher-than-average rent arrears claims.
The UK government has come under increased pressure to immediately halt the roll-out of Universal Credit after new reports revealed that struggling homeowners, working single parents and disabled people will be the hardest hit under the new benefits system unless urgent action is taken in the next b
People from across Ayrshire descended on Prestwick to find out more about the hot topics facing the private rented sector. South Ayrshire Council hosted a one-day conference at Prestwick Academy in partnership with East and North Ayrshire councils.
Scotland’s largest landlord membership organisation has urged landlords, tenants and other letting agents to quickly report any non-compliance with new regulations governing letting agents in the private rented sector (PRS). The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) has welcomed the new regulati
Paula Guthrie Tenants in Glasgow will have the chance to put renting questions to industry experts at a tenant conference at the Renfield St. Stephens Church Centre on October 13.
Riccardo Giovanacci A Scottish letting company is warning landlords of the limited time scale for their letting agent to apply for letting agent registration and calling for guarantees that regulation in the letting market is adequately policed to crackdown on unlawful letting agents.
Glasgow Sheriff Court – courtesy of Street View Govanhill Law Centre (GhLC) prevented the instant eviction of a family of European Union nationals with four young children last week by lodging a sheriff court appeal.
Victoria Smith A surprising number of Scottish tenants don’t know their rights when it comes to claiming back their deposits and that they could be losing out on money, according to the largest survey of its kind.
Kevin Stewart Letting agents in Scotland are being reminded to join a new register, designed as part of a range of measures to raise standards across the private rented sector.
John Blackwood Scotland’s largest landlord organisation has reported a sharp surge in membership as large and small scale landlords seek to understand and implement the raft of new regulations governing the private rented sector (PRS).