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Glasgow City Council has banned nine landlords in the Govanhill area from renting out homes following a string of failures and concerns over the condition of properties. One of the landlords had been letting a property with faulty electrics, no hot water, a broken toilet and holes in ceilings and fl

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Scotland’s housing shortfall could be plugged by Build to Rent homes but opportunities as well as threats exist for the sector, says Dr John Boyle. Build to Rent (BTR), or institutional investment in the private rented sector (PRS), is now emerging as a major new way of providing housing acros

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Glasgow City Council has been granted additional powers to tackle problems in the private rented sector (PRS) in Govanhill. The local authority became the first in Scotland to be granted powers to designate an Enhanced Enforcement Area (EEA) under Section 28 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 two ye

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Tenants in Scotland rent on average for 18 months, while the average length of rental tenancies across the UK is now almost two years, according to new data. Figures from estate agency network Your Move have revealed that the average tenancy length in the UK is now 20 months, up 18% from 2014.

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Scottish Labour has called on the Scottish Government to introduce tougher targets to make private rented homes more energy efficient. According to Labour, soaring energy costs and poorly insulated homes have pushed a third of those living in the private rented sector into fuel poverty.

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People move in and out of properties every day. More often than not, the beginning and ending of tenancies go without any major problems – and words like ‘eviction’ never come into play. But, as Shelter Scotland’s Jocasta Mann writes, it can happen, and it is a daunting prospect if you’re

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The Glasgow branch of the Living Rent tenants’ union was officially launched on Saturday at the Pearce Institute in the city. Union members and the public gathered to give testimony of their experiences of renting, to take inspiration from other tenants’ rights groups and to discuss ambitions fo

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Housing minister Kevin Stewart is writing to all commercial letting agents to highlight a new statutory Code of Practice and the need to comply by January 31 2018. The code sets out standards that must be met in how letting agents deliver services. It includes specific requirements on how clients’

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Shelter Scotland asked private renters about the conditions in their property. Lisa Glass outlines what they had to say. In June 2017 we gathered the views of over 200 private tenants on the Scottish Government’s proposal to introduce a minimum energy efficiency standard for private rented homes,

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The average private rented sector (PRS) rents in Scotland’s cities increased by 1.5% to reach a record high of £789 per month in the second quarter of 2017 as demand from tenants continued to exceed supply, according to new figures. The latest index data from Citylets revealed that the increase w

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