Victoria Nixon It’s easy for students to forget about reclaiming deposits from rented accommodation, but research by SafeDeposits Scotland shows that students at some universities are more forgetful than others.
A private landlord in Fife has been become the first to be disqualified by a Scottish court. Following his second conviction at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court, Mohammed Murtaza, 47, was banned from renting out homes anywhere in Scotland for 12 months.
Around half of the homes in Edinburgh city centre will be holidays lets by 2050 if current trends continue, the Scottish Green Party has suggested. Concerns have been raised that a sharp rise in holiday lets in the capital is making it more difficult for people to find somewhere to live.
Lisa Glass Ever felt like you’re spending too much money keeping your home warm? Celebrated a win at reclaiming your deposit? Had a rant about your landlord? Looked for advice on your rights as a tenant? Struggled with a rent rise? Criticised the dispute resolution process? Praised your letting ag
James Battye Private renters who are struggling with money worries, health or other tenancy sustainment issues are to be given greater access to advice and support to keep their homes as part of an innovative pilot project being launched in the central belt.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she was “horrified” to read reports of landlords offering rent-free accommodation in return for sex and has moved to reassure tenants that action was being taken. Last week The Herald revealed that websites such as Craigslist featured adverts from private land
Alison Thewliss MP An MP is demanding advertisers and websites take action to prevent private landlords in Scotland targeting vulnerable women by offering free rent in return for sex.
Scotland’s largest landlord membership organisation has urged landlords across the country to ensure all repairs or upgrades meet required standards and are carried out by accredited professionals, whilst also calling for more to be done to enforce those standards to ensure properties are safe for
Bruce Forbes Angus Housing Association director, Bruce Forbes, has likened some properties in Dundee to slums and claimed many homes will not meet new Scottish Government standards.
Victoria Nixon Staff at tenancy deposit scheme SafeDeposits Scotland have tracked down their biggest ever ‘missing’ tenant, who took more than a year to claim back a deposit of £5,250.
New proposals to ensure all privately rented homes in Scotland meet a minimum standard of energy efficiency have been published today for consultation. The consultation seeks views on requiring all private rented sector properties to have a minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of ‘E
A report detailing the scale of the problem with “short-term lets” in Scotland’s capital has been published by a Green MSP. The publication by Andy Wightman MSP, the Scottish Greens’ housing spokesperson, shows there are more than 6200 properties available in Edinburgh for short term letting
Gerry More Housing specialist Gerry More has been appointed as managing director of Stewart Milne Homes to drive growth in the central belt.
A convicted child sex offender who tried to apply for a landlord's permit from behind bars is among four men to be banned from renting homes by Glasgow City Council. Muhammed Anwar had been convicted and jailed for six years for three offences in relation to child sexual abuse, having previously bee
With 14% of all households in Scotland now calling the private rented sector home compared with just 5% back in 1999, more people than ever are looking to the private rented sector for long-term housing solutions either through choice or necessity. This growth has led to a more diverse tenant base a