Christopher Hamer and board chariman Bill McClintock The Property Ombudsman (TPO) scheme has unveiled two new versions of its Code of Practice for sales and lettings agents operating in Scotland as it officially marked the launch of TPO Scotland.
from left to right – Matt Lock, Shelter Scotland Edinburgh hub manager, Fiona King, Shelter Scotland campaigns and public affairs manager, councillor Sandy Howat, deputy leader of the City of Edinburgh Council, councillor Andrew Burns, leader of the City of Edinburgh Council and Adam Lang, head of
Average Scottish rents recorded in April increased by 1.6 per cent in a year, according to Your Move’s latest Scottish Rental Index. This is the fastest year-on-year increase in rents since November 2014 when the annual change stood at 2.2 per cent, the data shows.
Councillor John Alexander signs the pledge Dundee City Council has become the latest organisation to back a campaign calling for reform of the private rented sector.
John Blackwood Organisations representing landlords and letting agents in Scotland will today ask the Scottish Government to ensure forthcoming legislation provides more security and improved standards for tenants whilst also protecting investment in the private rented sector (PRS) in Scotland.
Scottish Gas has become the first company to support Shelter Scotland’s campaign calling for a fairer deal for renters. The Make Renting Right campaign aims to give tenants and their families in the private rented sector long-term security in their homes. Campaign objectives include fairer tenancy
More flexibility in the system for seeking repossession of properties in the private rented sector has been welcomed by the Faculty of Advocates. Initial proposals by the Scottish Government last year had listed eight grounds for landlords to use for repossession, and each was to be mandatory – if
Glasgow City Council has passed a motion in support of a campaign calling for reform of the private rented sector. The council unanimously signed up to support Shelter Scotland’s Make Renting Right campaign which aims to make Scotland’s growing private rented sector fit for families and fairer f
David Ogilvie Moves by the Scottish Government to make private renting more secure for tenants have been welcomed by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland.
The First Street project by Ask Developments German property firm Patrizia has revealed plans to build its first private rental scheme in the UK.
John Blackwood A petition supporting landlords and letting agents in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) in Scotland and opposing the introduction of rent controls has gained more than 3,000 signatures.
Jen Paice Scotland’s average private rented sector deposits have shown only modest increases over the last two years and may actually be on the decrease, according to new data.
Andrew Bulmer RICS UK Residential Director Andrew Bulmer on some of the issues and views driving the debate about rent control in the UK's private rented sector.
Sarah Speirs The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in Scotland has called for a balanced approach to the country’s private rented sector reforms.
John Blackwood Scottish Association of Landlords chief executive John Blackwood has urged the country’s private landlords to voice their concerns in the upcoming Westminster election.