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New legislation that will modernise the private rented sector (PRS) was passed last night by the Scottish Parliament. The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill will create simpler tenancies, offer stability and security to the 700,000 tenants who call the private rented sector home, and ensure

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Soaring rents are making the prospect of having children financially prohibitive for young families in two-thirds of the UK, according to new figures. The Guardian, in conjunction with Generation Rent, has found that Birmingham, Edinburgh, Bristol and all of south-east England rank among areas where

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CIH Scotland director Annie Mauger and Landlord Accreditation Scotland chair John Blackwood mark launch of new ‘Let Well’ programme at the CIH Scotland Annual Conference A new best practice training programme has been launched for letting agents in Scotland’s private rented housing sector.

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Shelter Scotland’s private landlord support officer, Bryan Powell, details how he works to improve the private rented sector in Lochaber. I am working with the Private Landlords in Lochaber to improve housing conditions and tenancy management across the area. At a time when two thirds of Scotland

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James Battye As the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill moves at a pace through the infrastructure and capital investment committee, James Battye, policy officer at Shelter Scotland, discusses how things will change for the 330,000 households renting from private landlords across Scotland.

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The Scottish Government has passed amendments to its Private Tenancies Bill to strengthen its proposed rent control laws, though campaigners have warned that ministers need to go further to ensure protections for vulnerable tenants are guaranteed under the new legislation. The Private Housing (Tenan

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