Last week Scottish Housing News reported on the victory of students who sued for the return of their rent deposit. Our sister publication, Scottish Legal News, is today publishing a full case report. Three flat-sharing university students who sued their landlady after she failed to lodge their depos
Richard Blanco More than a third of landlords in Scotland’s private rented sector think that leaving the EU will have a negative impact on their ability to attract tenants in the future, according to a new survey.
Glasgow-based social enterprise and letting agency Homes for Good has been shortlisted for five annual business and professional awards this year in recognition of its ongoing commitment to ethics, social change and tenants’ wellbeing. Homes for Good has been trading since March 2013 and currently
Angela Constance The Scottish Government has published a landmark plan of fifty bold and ambitious actions to achieve a fairer Scotland, including key actions on housing access, affordability and homelessness.
'We can’t get into social housing now' An exhibition of thought-provoking photographs showing tenants’ experiences of private renting in Scotland was launched at a reception event at the Scottish Parliament last night.
Ellie Hutchinson By Ellie Hutchinson, private renting project manager at Shelter Scotland
Gerry More Scotland’s Build to Rent (BTR) sector is today being boosted by the announcement of an extension to funding for the Scottish Government-supported Private Rented Sector (PRS) Champion.
Edinburgh Sheriff Court Three students from the University of Edinburgh have been awarded £1,853 after their landlady failed to lodge their rental deposit in the approved tenancy scheme, the BBC has reported.
PRS and urban regeneration specialist Sigma Capital has taken a big step towards becoming a key player in England’s private rented sector after agreeing a £45 million funding deal with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). The agreement with the executive public body, which is sponsored by the
Brian Moran Average private rents in Scotland rose 4.6 per cent in the last year, according to new figures.
The Scottish Government has launched a consultation into secondary legislation and further policy to support a new private residential tenancy in Scotland. Introduced in March as part of the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016, the new tenancy will replace current assured and short assur
James Battye By James Battye, policy officer with Shelter Scotland
The cost of renting privately in Scotland has remained unchanged over the last year, according to the latest release from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Figures unveiled yesterday revealed that private rents in Great Britain increased by 2.3 per cent in the 12 months to August with Englan
Daryl McIntosh Daryl McIntosh advises property managers to be well-prepared ahead of the introduction of new rules next year.
Andy Wightman Statistics showing that the Scottish private rented sector has almost tripled since Holyrood was established show how “dysfunctional” the country’s housing supply has become, according to the Scottish Greens housing spokesperson.