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A property repair and maintenance reporting system to help residential tenants and landlords has been launched by Scottish Land & Estates (SLE). Believed to be among the first of its kind for the private rented sector in Scotland, the new app and website provides a 24/7 photo and video reporting

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Property website Zoopla has announced plans to overhaul its rental adverts to ban posts which refuse to take renters on housing benefits. The move comes after the National Housing Federation found one in ten adverts on the Zoopla website specified "no DSS" (Department for Social Security) or "no hou

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The Property Managers Association Scotland (PMAS) has named managing director of James Gibb residential factors Nic Mayall as its new vice president by unanimous decision. PMAS representative body for professional property factor firms in Scotland.

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Landlords in Glasgow are facing stricter new conditions on how they operate their property as part of an effort to curb the impact that houses of multiple occupancy (HMO) can have on communities. The conditions, which cover cleansing issues, repairs to common property and dealing with neighbour comp

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Tenancy deposit protection scheme SafeDeposits Scotland has announced a programme of nine new landlord and letting agent educational workshops taking place across the country in April. The workshops will offer two courses; a ‘Basic Workshop’, and a more advanced ‘Making the Case fo

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A Highland landlord has been fined £4,000 for operating a house in multiple occupation (HMO) without a licence. Following concerns that several flats within Cruickshank Court in Dingwall were being occupied as unlicensed HMOs, Highland Council’s environmental health team led a joint inve

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The Scottish Parliament’s social security committee has launched an inquiry into whether the social security system adequately supports tenants in both the private rented sector and social housing. There are growing concerns that a system which should support people to be able to rent an affor

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Rents in Scotland’s private rented sector (PRS) have continued to rise with an increasing number of families now living in privately rented homes. In its latest report, property letting portal Citylets said a 5% year-on-year increase during the final quarter of 2018 was underpinned by strong d

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The Highland Council, in partnership with Under One Roof Scotland, is inviting all private landlords to a special seminar specifically to look at issues surrounding  common repairs and building maintenance and how to deal with any problems that may arise. Under One Roof Scotland is an impartial

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