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Scotland’s rental culture is happier, friendlier and more settled than that south of the Border though it is still under threat from rental increases, according to new research. A study by AXA Business Insurance found that more tenants rent as a matter of choice, and financial confidence is rising

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After First Minister Nicola Sturgeon set out the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government to MSPs at Holyrood yesterday, Scottish Housing News highlights the details of interest to housing associations and the wider sector. House building

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A letting agent has been removed from North Ayrshire Council’s landlord register after flouting rules protecting the deposits of tenants. The council’s licensing committee heard that Colvin Houston Ltd breached rules on tenancy deposits 51 times.

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Staff at tenancy deposit scheme SafeDeposits Scotland are on the hunt for Scottish tenants who have forgotten to claim back their deposits. Tenancy deposit schemes were introduced in July 2012 and since then more than 156,000 deposits have been repaid by SafeDeposits Scotland. While millions of poun

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Private landlords in England pocketed £9.3 billion in housing benefit last year, twice the amount of a decade ago, according to new figures. Analysis by the National Housing Federation revealed how much the taxpayer is forking out to private landlords in the form of Housing Benefit, with takings ba

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Housebuilder and regeneration group Keepmoat has reported a 3.5 per cent increase in group revenue despite a “year of consolidation” in its Regeneration division. Releasing its financial results for the year ending 31 March 2016, Keepmoat said it performed in line with expectations in the face o

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Tax increases being imposed by the UK and Scottish governments will make it easier for irresponsible landlords to provide sub-standard housing to tenants, according to the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL). The organisation said the changes, which threaten to increase costs, will in turn jeopa

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Olympic medallist Liz McColgan has been reprimanded by a housing watchdog after she left a woman living in accommodation that was not “reasonably fit for human habitation”. The Private Rented Housing Panel has ordered the former athlete to make urgent repairs to the three-bedroom end terraced ho

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Richard Lambert EU citizens living in the private rented sector (PRS) are worried that Brexit will make it harder for them to rent a home in the UK, according to a new survey.

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