Victoria Smith Landlords in Scotland are being urged to make sure they register their tenants’ deposits correctly during the busiest month for new rentals.
Almost half of people made homeless in Scotland due to rent arrears in the last year lived in the private rented sector (PRS), new analysis has shown. A total of 46% of homelessness applications were made due to either rent arrears or defaulting on payments come from the PRS, despite private-rented
The number of people in the private rented sector (PRS) who are living in poverty has increased by 75% over the past decade, according to new analysis. Scottish Government data has revealed that 160,000 people in the sector were living in relative poverty during the three year period between 20
A landlord’s organisation has bemoaned rental reforms in Scotland which it said have deterred investment and affected the supply of rented homes to the point that future Edinburgh Festivals could be at risk. The National Landlords Association (NLA) said that this year’s Edinburgh Festival could
A team dedicated to dealing with complaints about short term lets could be set up in Edinburgh under new proposals being considered by the local authority. The move is one of the recommendations agreed by a working group which was set up by the City of Edinburgh Council to look at how it can make be
A Scottish Green Party MSP is proposing changes to the law to help local councils tackle Scotland's housing crisis by controlling the growth in private homes being used as holiday accommodation. Lothian MSP Andy Wightman has today published proposed amendments to the Scottish Government's Planning B
A new I-SPHERE report reveals how housing associations and local authorities in England are using Fixed Term Tenancies. Beth Watts shares the main findings and reflects on their implications for the social housing sector. Since 2012, social landlords in England have been permitted to offer fixed ter
Social letting agency Homes for Good has received a £2.85 million investment to increase its provision of social and affordable housing in Glasgow and the surrounding areas. Homes for Good was created to provide quality homes within the private rented sector, with a focus on housing supply for peop
The major legislative changes introduced in Scotland’s letting sector are a major turning point but should not be feared by landlords, according to independent property consultancy Galbraith. The two key legislative changes transforming the residential lettings sector in Scotland are firstly the r
Ensuring a supply of high-quality private rented housing is vital to support Glasgow’s economy, according to a major city landlord. Elaine Angelidis, who manages properties across Glasgow and the west of Scotland, said that stricter regulations and a clearer model rental agreement, which promotes
Scotland’s short-term rental sector generates £723 million of economic activity every year, a new report has claimed. According to findings compiled by data research organisation Frontline on behalf of the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC), the sector supports 15,000 FTE jobs in Sc
Darrell Matthews The campaigning body for Scotland’s electrotechnical trade industry has called for more stringent controls over the vital electrical inspection and testing performed by private landlords prior to registration.
Campaigners have demanded that ministers order an official state inquiry into Scotland's ‘sex for rent scandal’ amid claims thousands of women are being targeted by predatory landlords, The Sunday Herald has reported. According to campaigners, rogue property owners are demanding sexual favours i
David Cowans, Places for People’s group chief executive Places for People has entered into a £330m joint venture with Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) to acquire a range of private rented residential assets.
More research and local dialogue is required in order for Highland Council to consider making a rent pressure zone (RPZ) application, councillors have heard. Section 35 of the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 enables local authorities to apply to Scottish Ministers to ask that all or