Mid-market rent

Over 1000 low cost homes planned at Western Harbour in Edinburgh

More than 1000 low cost rental homes could be built on derelict ground at Edinburgh’s Western Harbour if developer Forth Ports secures a £76 million loan from the Scottish Government, according to the Edinburgh Evening News.

Published 18 July 2017

Scotland’s Housing Network to host mid-market rent practice exchange

Scotland’s Housing Network (SHN) is to set up a new mid-market rent (MMR) practice exchange and benchmarking service after a survey revealed a high level of interest within the Scottish social rented sector.

Published 15 June 2017

Mid-market rent success for Osprey Housing in Westhill

Osprey Initiatives is hailing its development of 20 mid-market rental (MMR) homes in Westhill as a huge success.

Published 31 May 2017

Housing minister opens new affordable homes in Aberdeenshire

Grampian Housing Association and its subsidiary Kirkgate Developments are celebrating the completion of its latest development of affordable homes, increasing the group’s portfolio of properties for rent throughout the North-east to more than 3,100.

Published 15 May 2017

Albyn Housing Society buys flats from private landlord for mid-market rent

Albyn Housing Society has completed a £2.3 million deal to secure 21 flats from a private landlord in Inverness.

Published 11 April 2017

Report reveals ‘low’ level of interest in affordable housing across Aberdeenshire

Interest in an affordable housing scheme has been “low” across Aberdeenshire, according to a new report.

Published 27 March 2017

GHA to transform former stable building into mid-market rent flats

A stable block which was home to dozens of working horses in Glasgow is to be turned into flats for mid-market rent.

Published 16 March 2017

Mid-market rent research reveals high tenant satisfaction but limited awareness

New research into mid-market rent (MMR) has found high satisfaction levels among tenants living in the properties but there is still limited awareness among many people about what mid-market rent is, the potential benefits it offers and whether it might be an option open to them.

Published 16 March 2017

Castlehill Housing Association secures £12.5m funding to build 147 homes

Castlehill Housing Association is to build 147 affordable homes in Aberdeen and Inverurie after securing funding of £12.5 million from Clydesdale Bank.

Published 22 February 2017

New deal marks first Glasgow venture for LAR Housing Trust

A Scottish housing charity has made its first move into Glasgow to help tackle a severe shortage of affordable properties to rent in the city and is now inviting applications from tenants.

Published 31 January 2017

First Minister kick starts work on new GHA homes in Ibrox

Work has started on 150 new GHA homes as part of plans to transform a community in the south of Glasgow.

Published 23 January 2017

Blog: The potential for social landlords working in wider rental markets

Housing consultant Anna Evans outlines what can be learned by the work of housing associations in the mid market rent sector.

Published 22 November 2016

Lowther’s mid-market homes offer lifeline for struggling house hunters

As new research shows working Scots are being priced out of the property market, Lowther Homes is providing an alternative option for people looking to rent an affordable home.

Published 24 October 2016

Kingdom delivers 27 affordable new homes for Kincardine

Twenty-seven affordable new two and three-bedroomed homes will be created by the latest phase of the redevelopment of Devilla in Kincardine, Fife, which is now under way.

Published 26 August 2016

Port of Leith Housing Association secures £35m for new housing

Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) has secured a new £35 million private funding facility to support its plans to build over 480 homes for social and mid-market rent in Leith and North Edinburgh by 2020.

Published 24 August 2016