PRS



Property developing couple launch Aberdeen serviced apartments

A husband and wife property investor team are set to breathe new life into a tired block of flats in Aberdeen.

Published 6 November 2019

Aberdeen landlords to receive dispute management training

SafeDeposits Scotland is running dispute management workshops in Aberdeen to train local landlords.

Published 31 October 2019

Anna Evans: Independent research reveals impact of short-term lets on communities across Scotland

Housing consultant Anna Evans provides a summary of independent research undertaken by Indigo House on the impact of short-term lets on communities across Scotland.

Published 29 October 2019

Short-term lets consultation finds support for regulation

A consultation on short-term lets found wide support for regulation, according to independent analysis published today.

Published 28 October 2019

Glasgow leads the way supporting vulnerable families living in the PRS

A unique service within Glasgow City Council is working with families living in the city’s private rented sector (PRS) to prevent homelessness and address issues relating to child poverty.

Published 23 October 2019

Tenant’s private residential tenancy appeal dismissed

A tenant in a house of multiple occupancy who claimed she and her landlords were subject to a private residential tenancy (PRT) has had her appeal dismissed.

Published 17 October 2019

Edinburgh landlord fined £7,500 running ‘sham’ holiday-let

An Edinburgh landlord has been ordered to pay £7,500 to his former tenants after a court rejected his claim that the flat was a ‘holiday-let’.

Published 17 October 2019

Private landlords give cautious welcome to Scottish Labour Housing Commission

The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) has welcomed the Scottish Labour Party’s Housing Commission report but warned that knee-jerk regulation could prevent the goals of the commission being delivered.

Published 14 October 2019

Scottish tenants 'forget half a million pounds in unclaimed deposits'

Scottish tenants could be due hundreds of pounds as SafeDeposits Scotland revealed that nearly 2,000 renters haven’t claimed tenancy deposits worth over £500,000.

Published 11 October 2019

Glasgow landlord fined £270 for trying to collect rent illegally

A Glasgow landlord has been fined after he demanded rent from a tenant despite having been issued a council ban.

Published 9 October 2019

Upper Tribunal rules pro indiviso tenant did not have private residential tenancy

A woman who appealed a decision of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland on the basis of her claim she did not have a private residential tenancy (PRT) under the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 has had her appeal refused by the Upper Tribunal for Scotland.

Published 30 September 2019

Edinburgh landlords to receive training on dispute management

Edinburgh landlords and letting agents are to receive a workshop on managing disputes over tenancy deposits.

Published 26 September 2019

Housing and Property Chamber erred in dismissing case as ‘frivolous and vexatious’, Upper Tribunal rules

The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber (FtT) was wrong to dismiss an application to hear a dispute as “frivolous and vexatious”, the Upper Tribunal for Scotland (UT) has ruled.

Published 25 September 2019

Springfield enters private rented market with new Sigma partnership

Springfield Properties is to deliver its first homes for Scotland’s private rented sector (PRS) and is targeting the release of hundreds of homes over the coming years.

Published 25 September 2019

Dunfermline tenants celebrate SafeDeposits Scotland’s half millionth deposit

A Dunfermline couple is celebrating after finding out that their tenancy deposit was the 500,000th protected by SafeDeposits Scotland.

Published 25 September 2019