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Glasgow City Council has banned six people with convictions for serious crimes from operating as landlords in the city. Oleg Aliev, Rovina Maqsood, Mohammed Khawaja and Bakrat Ali own properties in Govanhill in the south of the city but have been banned from renting them out. They face criminal pros

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Private landlords and agents are being encouraged to register for the upcoming Private Rented Sector Open Day and Conference organised by Stirling Council. The free annual event provides an opportunity for delegates to hear from national experts in the private rented sector, seek advice and informat

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Glasgow City Council has paid out more than £1.6 million to private landlords for providing temporary homeless accommodation over the last five years, according to new figures. Details obtained by the Evening Times obtained via a Freedom of Information request revealed that private landlords in the

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Pauline McNeill MSP Scottish Labour is maintaining its recent push for the cost of private renting to be controlled with new analysis which reveals that the cost of private rented accommodation in Scotland is rising faster than workers’ wages over the last five years.

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A new fund has been launched by Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) to invest in the residential sector in Europe’s leading cities. The first open-ended property fund of its kind to invest in the residential sector on a pan-European basis, the European Residential Property Fund will focus on the p

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A three-day hackathon over last weekend saw seven teams comprising technical and entrepreneurial minds from across Scotland compete against each other to find new digital solutions to help improve private renting for everyone involved in the sector. Product Forge partnered with Shelter Scotland and

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SafeDeposits Scotland has praised EastEnders on a recent storyline tackling issues faced by some in the private rented sector and has provided advice for others who may be in similar situations. In scenes aired recently on the popular BBC One soap, Albert Square landlord Masood Ahmed returns to Albe

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The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on proposals for reviewing the current landlord registration fee structure and expanding the range of prescribed information applicants must provide to local authorities. Mandatory private landlord registration has been in place since 2004 and it p

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