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Glasgow City Council has received plans to convert the floors of historic city centre buildings into a large serviced apartment complex. Change-of-use and listed building permission is being sought in relation to the Category B and C Listed former Cleland Testimonial building, George Hotel and Comme

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Fiona McLeod provides a brief overview of the changes introduced by the Scottish Government's revised code of conduct for property factors. On 14 July 2021, the Scottish Government published a revised Code of Conduct for Property Factors setting out the minimum standards to which factors should adhe

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The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) will launch its latest report today which aims to increase understanding of how living in the private rented sector affects wellbeing. Featuring voices and experiences of 53 tenants from across the UK, 'Health and Wellbeing in t

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The first of two papers looking at ‘Health and Wellbeing in the private rented sector’ has been published by the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) exploring the relationship between living in the private rented sector and subjective wellbeing. Report authors Jenni

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A survey has been launched to address a data shortfall around the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on landlords and their operations. Delivered by the University of Glasgow and funded by UKRI (UK Research and Innovation), the research seeks to identify how landlords have d

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Retailer John Lewis is preparing to become a major private landlord after unveiling plans to build 10,000 new homes on land it owns across the UK. The employee-owned business has identified space for 7,000 rental homes across its property portfolio. The homes, which will range from studio flats to f

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Private and social landlords have signed new joint statements reaffirming their commitment to only take eviction action as a last resort. The statements have been agreed by the Scottish Federation of Housing Association (SFHA), the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWS

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A consultation on the details of a licensing scheme for short term lets will take place over seven weeks this summer. Social justice secretary Shona Robison has announced the publication of a draft licensing order for consultation, ahead of laying the final legislation at the Scottish Parliament in

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Aberdeen Cyrenians has launched a new style of letting agency based on private social letting and the Housing First principles. By providing greater levels of support for both landlords in the private rental sector and prospective tenants, Settled: Homes for All aims to reduce two key issu

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The Scottish Government’s Private Rented Sector Resilience Group should include a role for tenant’s unions, the Scottish Greens have said. The party’s co-leader Patrick Harvie raised the issue in the Scottish Parliament after he said the insecurity of the private rented sector

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