A fund management arm set up by Places for People has set up a £550 million fund to target opportunities in the build-to-rent (BTR) sector across the UK. It is hoped that the fund will help deliver 3,000 new homes.
Entrepreneurial developers, designers, data scientists, students and sector experts are being invited to an event which seeks to find digital solutions to everyday problems experienced in Scotland’s private rented sector.
Almost half (44%) of Scottish private tenants saw their rent costs rise in January, a considerable contrast to the national average of 19%, according to new figures. The statistics were revealed in an online survey among 361 ARLA Propertymark members, which was carried out by Opinium Research from F
The conversion of a former Dundee college building into Build to Rent and Serviced Apartments can begin in earnest after the VOX Dundee project was awarded planning consent by councillors. Voxcap Investments (Dundee) has appointed Reigart Contracts to undertake enabling works to facilitate the redev
The introduction of a licensing scheme for homeowners who want to rent out their properties through websites like AirBnB is one of a number of legislative proposals available to help councils regulate the rapid growth of the short-term letting sector, according to the Scottish Greens. Lothians MSP A
A new statutory Code of Practice for letting agents, which aims to improve standards and empower tenants, has come into force. Letting agents are required to join a register of letting agents, and key individuals in agencies must meet a minimum level of training. Should they fail to meet the standar
A free online resource giving tenants and landlords a comprehensive guide to private renting in Scotland was officially relaunched yesterday following a total overhaul. RentingScotland.org has been redeveloped and launched by Shelter Scotland following a funding award of £43,500 from SafeDeposits S
Private tenants who think they might be owed money can check what they’re due at Scotland’s first ever ‘deposit clinic’ this weekend after it was revealed that more than £200,000 worth of deposits have been left unclaimed by Edinburgh tenants. Running between 10am and 2pm at the foot of the
More than 30 landlords are operating lucrative short term letting businesses in Scotland’s capital which is adding to the pressure on Edinburgh’s housing stock, new research has found. The report by University of Sheffield academic Alasdair Rae, in partnership with Green MSP Andy Wightman, shows
Sweeping new private renting laws that will significantly affect the rights of Scotland’s 760,000 private renters come into force today. In the biggest change to the private rental sector in a generation, from today December 1st 2017, anyone signing a new tenancy for a private let will sign the ne