PRS



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

Scottish landlords enjoy highest rental profits ever recorded

Annual rental returns in Scotland have risen to the highest ever recorded, according to the latest data.

Published 30 April 2015

GE2015: Labour’s housing manifesto draws widespread criticism

Labour’s latest housing plans will only make the housing crisis worse, an array of sector bodies have warned.

Published 28 April 2015

Campaigners descend on capital to Make Renting Right

A campaign aimed at making Scotland’s growing private rented sector fit for families and fairer for all hits Edinburgh on Monday.

Published 24 April 2015

Glasgow law centre in private rental reform bid

Govan Law Centre has launched a campaign which it hopes will give a voice to people in the private rent sector and lead to reforms.

Published 20 April 2015

Project to improve standards in Dundee’s private rented sector

A new project which would work with private landlords to improve standards could be launched in Dundee later this year.

Published 20 April 2015