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.
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
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
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
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.
The total number of households in Scotland now stands at 2.43 million and the private rented sector now accounts for 14 per cent of all tenures, the latest Scottish Household Survey has revealed. Published today, the 2015 Scottish Household Survey is a continuous poll based on a sample of the genera
John Blackwood An overwhelming majority of Scottish people believe councils should do more to enforce laws which protect the safety of tenants in the Private Rented Sector (PRS), supporting a growing campaign by Scottish landlords who believe enforcement is critical to driving rogue players out of t
The first tenants of a new Aberdeen community built specifically for the rental market have moved in. Forbes Place by Dandara Living is the first private rental scheme (PRS) to be developed in the city, constructed in response to continuous high-demand for homes for lease which provide security of t