PRS



Landlords ‘disappointed’ in lack of government support for move to improve housing options for Universal Credit claimants

Scotland’s largest membership organisation for private landlords and letting agents has described it as “disappointing” that the Scottish Government won’t support a measure which would increase the availability of homes for those on Universal Credit.

Published 17 June 2019

Agents and landlords using holiday letting ‘are breaking the law’

Agents and landlords in Scotland who are letting properties and declaring them to be holiday lets to avoid long-term tenancy rights are breaking the law, a property management company has warned.

Published 11 June 2019

Clackmannanshire Citizens Advice Bureau receives funding for tenant housing advice

Clackmannanshire Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) has been awarded £38,710 of funding from the SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust to deliver its Housing Advice and Mediation Service (HAMES) project over two years.

Published 7 June 2019

Edinburgh residents encouraged to have say on short term lets

The City of Edinburgh Council’s housing and economy convener, Cllr Kate Campbell, is encouraging residents to have their say on short term lets by taking part in the Scottish Government’s consultation on the regulation of the industry.

Published 5 June 2019

Dr Jennifer Harris: Tackling issues in the private rented sector

The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) is embarking on a substantial new UK-wide work programme with TDS Charitable Foundation and SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust, which will aim to improve conditions and outcomes in the private rented sector.

Published 5 June 2019

Edinburgh landlords ‘could hold key’ to reducing homelessness with Help to Rent initiative

The City of Edinburgh Council is working with national homelessness charity Crisis in a new partnership to unlock access to the private rented sector for homeless people across the city.

Published 31 May 2019

Up to 1,000 more Build to Rent homes planned at Harbour Gateway

A Build to Rent project on Edinburgh’s Western Harbour is planning to expand as residents are welcomed into the latest phase of the development.

Published 29 May 2019

West Dunbartonshire introduces Help to Rent scheme

A new scheme to help residents gain access to private property rentals has been launched by West Dunbartonshire Council.

Published 23 May 2019

Sigma provided with additional £200m for PRS investment

Edinburgh-headquartered residential development and urban regeneration specialist Sigma Capital Group has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary has secured a further £200 million funding boost to invest in new-build homes for the private rented sector.

Published 22 May 2019

Green MSP blasts 'watering down' of Planning Bill amendment

Green MSP Andy Wightman has accused the SNP and Scottish Conservatives of attempting to "sabotage" his proposals to tighten controls over short-term lets.

Published 22 May 2019

Free forum event for Highland landlords

The Highland Council, in partnership with Under One Roof Scotland, are inviting all private landlords to a special seminar specifically to look at issues surrounding common repairs and building maintenance in flats and how to deal with any problems that may arise.

Published 22 May 2019

Tenants’ union to protest against Edinburgh letting agent offering ‘sham’ holiday lets

Protestors will tomorrow demonstrate outside the premises of an Edinburgh letting agent accused of exploiting tenants by offering “sham holiday lets”.

Published 16 May 2019

Scottish Labour brings forward private rent reform bill

A proposal for a Bill to protect private sector tenants by introducing measures to limit rent increases and to increase the availability of information about rent levels has been introduced by Scottish Labour.

Published 15 May 2019

England: Shelter launches £600,000 PRS fund for Greater Manchester

A £600,000 pot of funding has been launched in Greater Manchester which aims to find real-life solutions to the housing problems facing thousands of vulnerable private renters in the city.

Published 13 May 2019

Landlords 'abusing' holiday let contracts to undermine tenants' rights

Landlords are abusing Airbnb-style "holiday let" contracts to evade their responsibilities to tenants, some of whom are staying in their properties for up to 10 months or more, according to a damning new report.

Published 2 May 2019