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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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Calls are growing for local and national authorities to intervene into the increasing use of short-term letting sites which many believe are having a negative effect on Scotland’s housing market. According to data by Murray Cox, a New York-based community activist and founder of non-commercial dat

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The Hub, an 84 unit residential development in Harrow on the Hill An investment management group has raised £115 million of equity from a number of UK pension funds to invest in the UK Private Rented Sector (PRS).

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The right of tenants to buy their council houses in Scotland will finally come to an end this week. The Right to Buy scheme will end at midnight on Sunday, marking the end of a two-year notice period after Scottish MPs voted to abolish it.

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South Ayrshire Council has launched a training scheme to help educate private landlords on a number of key topics in the sector. The course is being developed in partnership with Landlord Accreditation Scotland (LAS) and advises landlords on best practice, including making sure tenants live in safe

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Tenants in Scotland have had to meet rent increases that are among the highest in the UK and accelerating at almost twice the countrywide average. While rents across the country fell 2.7 per cent from an average of £721 in May to £702 in June, new data from the HomeLet Rental Index revealed rents

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Private landlords in North Ayrshire are being invited to hear about policy changes in the private housing sector. North Ayrshire Council’s Housing Services would like to hear the views of those interested in helping to improve conditions in the sector by joining a discussion event at Greenwood Con

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