PRS



The end is nigh for let only tenancies, says Apropos

Apropos by DJ Alexander believes that it is the beginning of the end for let only tenancies.

Published 16 September 2019

Call for private landlords to have access to energy efficiency funds

Private landlords who commit to providing affordable housing should be given the same financial support as housing associations to improve the energy efficiency of their properties, according to Scottish Land & Estates (SLE).

Published 13 September 2019

Govanhill Housing Association reaches 300th property in buy and repair programme

Govanhill Housing Association’s bid to improve living conditions in the area reached another milestone this week with the purchase of its 300th property.

Published 12 September 2019

CIH Scotland welcomes new PRS energy efficiency regulations

Proactive communication and robust enforcement are essential if the introduction of minimum energy efficiency standards in the private rented sector is to be successful, according to CIH Scotland.

Published 12 September 2019

Inverness landlords to receive dispute management training

Landlords in Inverness can sign-up for free training into managing tenancy deposits and disputes.

Published 10 September 2019

England: Landlords introduce 'pet rent' to replace banned letting fees

Landlords in England have started to charge “pet rent” in an effort to recoup losses from a ban on unfair letting fees, according to reports.

Published 6 September 2019

Howsy secures £5m investment

Online property management platform Howsy has announced an investment raise of £5 million.

Published 4 September 2019

Landlord accreditation schemes join forces to provide specialist training for Scottish letting agents

safeagent and Landlord Accreditation Scotland (LAS) have partnered to provide Scottish letting agents with a unique offering of specialist training and professional development.

Published 3 September 2019

Salmon farm in Orkney to build houses for workers

A salmon farm in Orkney has been granted approval to build a small development of houses to provide workers with a place to live.

Published 30 August 2019

UK: Private landlord associations to unite

The National Landlords Association (NLA) and the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) will join together to form the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) to cast a stronger voice for the private rented sector.

Published 30 August 2019

Report reveals increasing problems faced by older private renters

Older people are increasingly being faced with the experience of unaffordable rent and poor quality accommodation, a study has suggested.

Published 29 August 2019

Kate Campbell: Council intervenes to ease pressures in private rented sector

Housing, homelessness and fair work convener, Cllr Kate Campbell, writes about how the City of Edinburgh Council is intervening to help those living in the private rented sector.

Published 29 August 2019

Aberdeen Law Project secures deposit and compensation for tenant

The Aberdeen Law Project has successfully represented an Aberdeen-based tenant in his dispute over a tenant deposit.

Published 29 August 2019

Surge in Scotland’s Build to Rent sector as pipeline leaps to more than 7,000 homes

The pipeline of homes in Scotland’s Build to Rent (BTR) sector has increased by a third in the past year to reach more than 7,200, according to a new report.

Published 27 August 2019

Expanding factoring company FirstPort Scotland appoints new business development manager

A factoring company which manages the homes of over 11,000 people throughout Scotland is set to expand.

Published 26 August 2019