PRS



Scottish Gas backs campaign to improve rights for renters

Scottish Gas has become the first company to support Shelter Scotland’s campaign calling for a fairer deal for renters.

Published 26 May 2015

Faculty of Advocates welcomes greater flexibility for PRS repossessions

More flexibility in the system for seeking repossession of properties in the private rented sector has been welcomed by the Faculty of Advocates.

Published 22 May 2015

Glasgow City Council backs renting reform campaign

Glasgow City Council has passed a motion in support of a campaign calling for reform of the private rented sector.

Published 19 May 2015

CIH Scotland welcomes Scottish Government PRS tenancy consultation

Moves by the Scottish Government to make private renting more secure for tenants have been welcomed by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland.

Published 13 May 2015

UK: German PRS firm enters UK market with 500-home project

German property firm Patrizia has revealed plans to build its first private rental scheme in the UK.

Published 13 May 2015

3,000 sign petition to stop rent controls

A petition supporting landlords and letting agents in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) in Scotland and opposing the introduction of rent controls has gained more than 3,000 signatures.

Published 11 May 2015

New data shows only modest rise in Scottish rent deposits

Scotland’s average private rented sector deposits have shown only modest increases over the last two years and may actually be on the decrease, according to new data.

Published 8 May 2015

Blog: Would rent controls really improve the private rented sector?

RICS UK Residential Director Andrew Bulmer on some of the issues and views driving the debate about rent control in the UK's private rented sector.

Published 8 May 2015

RICS calls for balance in the private rented sector

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in Scotland has called for a balanced approach to the country’s private rented sector reforms.

Published 6 May 2015

Scottish PRS landlords urged to make their voices heard this election

Scottish Association of Landlords chief executive John Blackwood has urged the country’s private landlords to voice their concerns in the upcoming Westminster election.

Published 6 May 2015

Scottish landlord exodus ‘imminent’, survey claims

The removal of no fault grounds for repossession and the spectre of rent controls in city hotspots will result in an exodus of landlords from the Scottish private rented sector (PRS), new research has suggested.

Published 5 May 2015

Blog: 10 politicians, 4 volunteers, 3 towns, 2 shops and a whole load of coffee

By Fiona King at Shelter Scotland

Published 5 May 2015

The Property Ombudsman Scotland makes new board appointment

A new standards and mediation scheme specifically for Scottish estate agents and the private rented sector (PRS) has made an appointment to its board.

Published 5 May 2015

Call for tighter PRS restrictions to prevent tenants being ‘edged into poverty’

Campaigners have called for the reintroduction of private rent controls after new figures reveal a massive increase in rents in Scotland’s biggest cities.

Published 1 May 2015

England: Coalition’s housing record ‘breaches human rights’

The UK government has breached British citizens’ human rights by failing in its obligations to promote access to safe and affordable housing, according to a report to be submitted to the United Nations (UN).

Published 1 May 2015