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
Private rented housing developer Moda has secured planning permission to transform the old Strathclyde Police headquarters in Glasgow into a ‘build-to-rent neighbourhood’. Under plans approved by Glasgow City Council, Holland Park – named after the grand hotel-style lobby that will sit on Holl
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