David Cowans, Places for People’s group chief executive Places for People (PfP) has become the first housing association to establish a distinct fund management capability with the launch of its new PfP Capital business.
John Blackwood Scotland’s largest membership organisation for landlords has strongly criticised UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond MP, for not reversing tax changes which will result in a reduced supply of affordable housing in Scotland.
The UK’s most vulnerable tenants are being pushed out of the private rental market, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has warned. New figures from its latest Residential Market Survey show that around one-third of respondents believe that access to private rented properties had f
One in four private tenants has deductions taken from their deposit when they leave the property but almost all successfully claim the cash back, according to a new study which also found variations in tenant behaviour across Scotland. The first annual survey of the money deducted by landlords from
Large scale residential investor Get Living has concluded a deal which will provide more than 600 homes for rent in the heart of Glasgow's Merchant City district. The 7.5-acre High Street site has outline planning consent and the developer hopes to bring forward a new residential neighbourhood.
A joint venture between developer Moda Living and investment manager Apache Capital is to deliver 525 new homes for rent in Edinburgh city centre in a multi-million pound deal which will also include the purchase of 46 existing private rented homes. Property firm Grosvenor Britain & Ireland has
Shelter Scotland’s Nora Uhrig encourages tenants to respond to the Scottish Government’s consultation into its proposed private rented sector dispute tribunal. At Shelter Scotland, we’re too used to hearing about disputes between tenants and private landlords or letting agents. When these rela
Annie Mauger The Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland (CIH Scotland) has welcomed the publication of new guidance on registration of letting agents ahead of the new code of practice coming into force next year.
A private rented sector advice project set up by Govan Law Centre is now offering a financial health check to its clients. Introduced in September 2016, the Private Rented Tenants Team provides a comprehensive, unique and dedicated service to tenants of private landlords in Glasgow.
High street banking giant Santander has confirmed that it will remove a clause in its buy-to-let mortgages which housing campaigners claimed previously forced landlords to get "the maximum increase in the rent". Following a petition signed by almost 1,000 renters, activists from Living Rent in Scotl
John Blackwood Private landlords representative John Blackwood encourages people to respond to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Universal Credit regulations.
A new digital application for Scotland’s register of landlords has gone live across the country. The application will make it much easier for anyone to search the public register of landlords; for landlords to apply for or renew their registration; and for local authorities to maintain the registe
There's lots of work taking place in the Private Rented Sector in Scotland's cities, writes the Scottish Cities Alliance. The housing market has gone through a sea change in the past few years with the Private Rented Sector emerging as a key trend, for both occupiers and investors.
Susan Aktmel As the population lives longer and the percentage of Scots living in accommodation social rent falls, a professional and responsible private rented sector can help fill the void, writes Susan Aktemel.
An £8 million grant programme to improve private housing in Glasgow has been approved by the local authority for the next financial year. Glasgow City Council's Private Sector Housing Grant programme (PSHG) includes works such as disabled adaptations, lead pipe replacements and support for maintena