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
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
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
A developer and landlord has opened a new housing development in the Angus village of Inverkeilor. The conversion of the former Chance Inn includes six apartments, a communal courtyard and parking.
Victoria Smith More than half a million pounds in unclaimed tenancy deposits is owed to private tenants across the country with Edinburgh the area with the highest number of unclaimed deposits, according to new figures.
A build-to-rent project under development in Dundee The significant gap between the number of purpose-built rental properties in Scotland and those being constructed in different English regions has been highlighted in a new report.
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.
Victoria Smith The number of English landlords registering tenancy deposits on properties in Scotland has risen by over 430% since 2012, according to new research by SafeDeposits Scotland.
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
The number of overcrowded households in the private rented sector has more than doubled since 2012, according to new analysis from Scottish Labour. A property is considered overcrowded if there are insufficient bedrooms to meet the occupants’ requirements.
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
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
Jacqueline Law, managing partner at Aberdein Considine An estate agent has bemoaned tax changes for second homeowners for “driving landlords out” of the private rented sector and triggering a sell-off by investors.
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
Frank Jarvis Frank Jarvis summarises some recent cases where the Equality Act was deployed against letting agents discriminating against prospective tenants.