The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland has today published the findings of an independent review of qualification and training requirements for letting agencies - showing they have improved practitioner professionalism.
Many private landlords lack the knowledge, skills and support needed to provide decent homes for renters, a new study has found. The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) study, by Dr Jennifer Harris and Professor Alex Marsh at the University of Bristol, covered the whole of the UK an
CIH Scotland has appointed Indigo House to review the existing qualification and training requirements for letting agencies. As part of its brief, Indigo House will evaluate whether the existing continuous professional development (CPD) requirements for letting agents:
CIH Scotland has announced its intention to review the existing qualification and training requirements for letting agencies. The institute is looking to appoint a researcher to evaluate whether the current continuing professional development (CPD) needs for letting agents:
Under One Roof has teamed up with SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust to produce a full webinar programme schedule for private landlords and letting agents in Scotland. The webinar series, which launched in August, has already covered issues such as noise reduction and cladding, an
Under One Roof, with generous support from the SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust, is again hosting a series of webinars in 2021-22 to give landlords and letting agents in Scotland interactive, free, and independent information they can use to address the issues faced in managing tenem
A new report on compliance in the private rented sector produced by the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) has been welcomed by the TDS Charitable Foundation and SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust. Part of a wider programme of work funded by the two charitable organisations, th
Positive Action in Housing has been awarded more than £30,000 of funding from the SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust to carry out its education programme for those from refugee, new migrant and other BAME communities facing barriers to living in the private rented sector (PRS). Glasgow-bas
With the private rented sector now the second-largest tenure in the UK, improving standards has risen up the agenda. This new report sees Professor Alex Marsh and Professor Ken Gibb explore the substantial changes in regulation in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The UK private rented
Two housing-related charitable organisations have come together to fund a major UK-wide research programme with the aim of improving standards in the private rented sector (PRS). TDS Charitable Foundation (TDSCF) and the SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust (SDSCT) have jointly awarded f
Clackmannanshire Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) has been awarded £38,710 of funding from the SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust to deliver its Housing Advice and Mediation Service (HAMES) project over two years. HAMES aims to assist 100 tenants per year to gain a better understanding of thei
Scottish Mediation has received a £14,700 funding award from SafeDeposits Scotland Trust to develop and deliver eight workshops to improve relationships between agents, landlords, and tenants in the private rented sector (PRS). Designed for private sector letting agents in Scotland, the worksh
An online ‘toolkit’ for Scottish tenants on how to best navigate the rental system has been launched by Shelter Scotland, with funding from the SafeDeposits Scotland Trust. The Toolkit for Tenants contains a series of guides for Scottish tenants covering deposits and housing costs to repairs, in
A new Housing Mediation Project has been launched by the University of Strathclyde to be led by recently-appointed Carolyn Hirst as project development worker. Located within the University’s Mediation Clinic, the project has been funded by a £20,000 grant from SafeDeposits Scotland Trust.